Below is a list of the top and leading Bookstores in Perth. To help you find the best bookstores located near you in Perth, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Perth’s Best Bookstores:
The top-rated bookstores in Perth that offers a wide range of book choices and educational things are:
- Boffins Books
- Planet Books
Boffins Books is an established bookstore that was founded in 1989. They provide a wide selection of books for all kinds of readers. With their top notch customer service and collection of books, they have been awarded six times by the Australian Book Industry Association as the Best Specialist Bookseller. Their bookstore has local, national, and international books that came from small to large publishing houses.
Arts & Design Books, Australian Books, Business Books, Children’s Books, Young Adult Books, Cultural & Historical Books, Fiction Books, Lifestyle, Nature & Science Books, Professional Books
“One of my favourite book stores in Perth. Centrally located in Perth CBD. Has everything from technical, special interest, fiction, non fiction, art, cooking, spirituality, religion, history, you name it. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable and are happy to make recommendations, which is a great asset. I never walk out empty handed!” – David O’Donnell
Dymocks is considered to be the country’s greatest bookstore. It has been in the industry since 1879 and founded by William Dymock. During those time, he is one of the premier bookstores that provided wide array of books for all ages. His business grew and sold millions of books. However, William died at an early age leaving all his fortunes and business to his sister, Marjory, who was married to John Forsyth. With that, John became the sole owner of Dymocks. Just like William, John shares the same purpose in running the bookstore – to provide education to all people. Up until now, Dymocks continues to serve the people of Australia and have also offered new products like stationery and gift cards.
Best Seller Books, New Releases Books, Fiction Books, Non Fiction Books, Children’s Books, Young Adult Books, Crime Books, Food & Drink Books, Literature, Fantasy Books, Romance Books, Travel Books, Gifts & Stationery, Games & Entertainment, Gift Cards
“I have been shopping here for years. Thankfully when it went from franchised to company owned they kept the staff as they are all knowledgeable and really friendly. If the books you need are not in they will special order for you within an acceptable time frame. A great mix of books and stationary, easy to find gifts etc.” – Joeline Ball
Planet Books is established on Beaufort Street in 1990. At first, they offer a variety of books genres for all kinds of readers. But after a few years, they introduced music and film pieces to their store. In 2006, they added another section on their store – collectables and giftware items. With the fast-paced rise of digital world, video and music pieces began to slowly disappear and stick with what they are known for – a bookstore that has been loved by book lovers.
Popular Culture Books, Cult and Classic Giftware and Specialty Books
“My favourite bookstore. Always lovely service, a fantastic selection of titles, and loads of great gift ideas and little knick-knacks. There are so many unique and unusual things that I can easily browse for hours. My go-to destination for when I need to buy someone a present or if I’m in need of a pick-me-up. “ – Callum Ormston
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