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Local scribe David Whish-Wilson, author of hometown tribute Perth and crime thrillers Line of Sight and Zero at the Bone,
shares his favourite places to stock up on new books.
New Edition, Fremantle A great range and a favourite author hangout. It’s just closed, but is reopening in Vic Park with
a new owner – Alan from Crow Books. James Calligaro is keeping his Northbridge store open, another great bookshop.
Beaufort Street Books, Mt Lawley Great author events, and run by friendly and knowledgeable staff.
Crow Books, East Victoria Park Also has book launches and terrific author events, and has a great range of
counter-cultural books, graphic novels, and the like.
Dymocks Garden City, Booragoon Friendly staff, a huge range, and supportive of local writers, with signings, launches,
and visiting writer talks.
Boffins, CBD An extensive selection of non-fiction works and helpful staff. Has just moved to bigger premises.
Coffee, table, book
Coffee-stained pages are an occupational hazard for
those of us who love literature just as much as we do
caffeine. Here’s where you can get your fix of both –
no cleaning required.
• Bookcaffe 137 Claremont Crescent, Swanbourne
• Millpoint Caffe Bookshop 254 Mill Point
Road, South Perth
• The Bodhi Tree 416-418 Oxford Street,
• Hills Book Cafe Shop 19, Lesmurdie Village
Shopping Centre, Sanderson Road, Lesmurdie
• Urbanistar, inside New Edition 212 William
Winter is reading season, so whether you’re a chick lit fan or strictly
classics-only, we’ve rounded up Perth’s best bookstores, book cafes,
and local literati. Bookworms, unite! words Sophie Raynor
You know those take-a -book, leave-a -book setups
that have budget hostels boasting about their
‘atmosphere’? Don’t let visions of dog-eared
Jackie Collins novels and foreign-language Lonely
Planets deter you – Perth has its very own book
swap, and it’s a world away from all that. The Free
Little Library, a community book-sharing initiative,
had popped up in East Fremantle, with the owners of
this Petra Street house providing patrons with both
a place to sit and something to read. This place is
so cute you wouldn’t even mind if you picked up
a copy of Europe on a Shoestring in Mandarin.
55 Petra Street, East Fremantle.
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