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We’re all looking for ways to keep ourselves occupied at home, what better way to entertain yourself than curling up with a good book or picking up a new cook book (we see you baking your eighth loaf of banana bread, it’s time to mix it up – we recommend grabbing a copy of Ostro, by Julia Busuttil Nishimura!).

Reading has so many proven mental health benefits and let’s face it, it’s time to stand up and say ‘no, Netflix, we’re not still here’.

Here are some of our favourite local bookstores who may have had to shut their doors, but are offering (mostly free) delivery:

Happy Valley, CollingwoodHappy Valley is personally curated by owner Chris Crouch, who has previously owned Polyester Records (shop), Candle Records (label) and The Tramway Hotel (pub in North Fitzroy). The stock a wonderful range of art prints, a great selection of books, new vinyl records and cool designs. They are currently having a sale on hundreds of books, vinyl and gifts and are offering free delivery with purchases over $100.

 

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Eltham Bookshop, ElthamEltham Bookshop are an independent bookstore awarded Best Bookseller of the Year by Australian Booksellers Association and Text Publishing. They curate a fine, eclectic range of books and gifts for the thoughtful, curious person looking to find that very special title or a small pleasure for a loved one. Offering local delivery, give them a call on 03 9439 8790 or email elthambookshop@bigpond.com.

Brunswick Street Bookstore, FitzroyBrunswick Street Bookstore is a small, independent bookstore located in famous Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. They are passionate about books and are always willing to help you find the perfect book for your needs. Shop online for free local delivery of all orders over $20, with next day local delivery for instock items!

Readings, Carlton and Hawthorn: A cornerstone of the Australian literary landscape, Readings is an independent retailer of books, music and film. They are offering a $5 flat rate for delivery within Australia, and orders of $60 will receive free delivery.

 

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The Little Bookroom, Carlton North: Having just celebrated their 60th birthday, The Little Bookroom are dedicated to Children’s literature. They are currently offering free local delivery to residents of Northcote, Clifton Hill, Thornbury, Brunswick, Carlton North, Fitzroy North, Collingwood, Abbotsford, Fitzroy, Carlton, Preston, Reservoir and Coburg. Check out their online story time via their YouTube channel!

Neighbourhood Books, NorthcoteNeighbourhood Books is an independent bookstore curated to nourish the local community. They house a range of new fiction, non-fiction and children’s books, prioritising local writers, artists and publishers. Currently offering free local delivery to residents of Northcote, Clifton Hill, Thornbury, Brunswick, Carlton North, Fitzroy North, Collingwood, Abbotsford, Fitzroy, Carlton, Preston, Reservoir and Coburg. Not sure what book you should read next? Take their recommendation quiz and they will email you their top 3 recommendations suited to you!

 

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Escape Hatch Books, Kew EastEscape Hatch Books is an independent bookshop that specialises in books for children and sets out to appeal to their inquisitive minds. From cloth books for babies to thrillers for teens, there is something for everyone. They are currently offering free local delivery to residents of Kew East, Kew, Hawthorn East, Hawthorn, Deepdene, Balwyn, Balwyn North

North Melbourne Books, North Melbourne: North Melbourne Books is a small, local and independent bookstore offering free home delivery to North and West Melbourne residents. Call their shop on 9041 4216 to order!

Brunswick Bound, BrunswickBrunswick Bound is an independent bookstore in the heart of Sydney Road, Brunswick, stocking an eclectic range of books, vinyl, stationery, jewellery and gifts. They are currently offering free local delivery for customers in the Brunswick, East Brunswick, West Brunswick, Coburg, North Carlton, North Fitzroy, Moonee Ponds, Pascoe Vale South, Northcote, Preston, Parkville and Thornbury areas. They are also hosting adult and junior book clubs via Zoom!

 

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Fairfield Books, FairfieldFairfield Books on Station is a general bookshop but with particular strength in children’s books. They also sell cards and a range of toys and puzzles for children. Currently offering free delivery to the local area. Check out their Facebook page for their regular book reviews.

The Sun Bookshop, Yarraville: Tucked into a corner of the glorious Sun Cinema in Yarraville, is a little local business that really cares about what they sell and what they do. The Sun Bookshop are offering free local delivery for online and phone orders in the Yarraville, Kingsville, Seddon, Footscray, West Footscray, Spotswood and Newport areas.

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