With the rise of tech & seemingly endless hectic schedules, the decline of bookworms has seen our beloved bookstores copping an absolute beating, and in turn, so have the paper peddlers who lovingly traded them for oh-so-many years.
Melbourne is known for being a cultural epicentre for readers, writers and creatives in general, yet even with this going for them the few remaining bookstores must work hard to stay relevant in an ever-changing and brutal tech world. Don’t get me wrong; I love technology! But I also love paper books and diaries, sending snail mail and browsing musty old tomes for hours.
With this old-world charm in mind, we bring you our 17 top bookstores in Melbourne, and highly recommend you take the time to visit these charming and passionate businesses. Whether you buy your next favourite book or just relax in the stacks and get away from the world, each of these will be so happy to welcome a fellow book-lover into their midst.