309 Lygon St, Carlton VIC 3053

Arts Entertainment and Leisure > Books

Due to stage 4 restrictions, our shops are closed to the public for browsing, but our staff are available to take phone orders between 10am-4pm, Monday-Saturday. We are also offering a contactless pick-up option at select shops for customers who live within 25km of them. Find out more by visiting individual shop pages. You can also place an order online via our website at any time.

Readings is an independent retailer of books, music and film, with seven shops operating in Melbourne at Carlton, Doncaster, Hawthorn, Malvern, St Kilda and the State Library Victoria – as well as a speciality children’s and young adult bookshop, also in Carlton.

We run a lively website, where you can get the latest news on our blog, listen to our podcast, follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and purchase a range of titles online, with a $6.50 delivery rate anywhere in Australia on all orders under $120. We’re pleased to offer free shipping on orders $120 and over being sent within Australia.

Our shops have long been at the centre of the local literary scene, both as meeting places and via our exciting calendar of events, which showcases a range of in-conversations, panels, author signings, special in-store performances and book launches throughout the year. Our events program has moved online in 2020, but we’re still holding virtual book launches and in-conversation discussions. If you have any questions regarding holding an event at Readings, please read our general FAQ here (remembering our events program this year is currently online through Zoom).

As a cornerstone of the Australian literary landscape, Readings takes seriously its role in growing and sustaining local industries. 10% of our annual profits go towards The Readings Foundation, which was established by managing director Mark Rubbo in 2009 in order to support individuals and organisations wishing to further develop literacy, community and the arts.


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Mark Rubbo
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(03) 9347 6633
309 Lygon St, Carlton VIC 3053


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