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5 Cool Independent Bookshops to Visit in Brisbane

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Updated: 28 April 2017
Brisbane book fanatics are spoilt for choice when it comes to independent bookshops. From second hand classics to trendy coffee table books, there is something for every book worm here.


Bent Books

There is something about a pre-loved book that every book worm yearns for, and Bent Books is the go-to for just that. Stocked with every imaginable genre, Bent Books is the place to go when looking for something specific. If on the off chance they don’t stock what you’re after, they’ll contact you if it makes its way through their doors.

Bent Books, 205A Boundary St, West End 4101, Queensland

…and some of the other great stuff we've purchased today…. so. many. books.

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Avid Reader

Avid Reader is an institution in the West End bookstore scene. Coupled with a sweet, little cafe, it is almost impossible not to be tempted to purchase a novel to read while enjoying coffee and a delicate cake in the courtyard retreat.

Avid Reader, 193 Boundary St, West End 4101, Queensland

Archives Fine Books

Archives Fine Books is a goldmine of rare editions. Scope and scan throughout the shelves as you will be sure to discover and unveil collectable novels that are considered and deemed to be unattainable. This is a hub for those readers who love hidden treasures.

Archive Fine Books, 40 Charlotte St, Brisbane City, Queensland

The door to all my favourite universes 👌🏼

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Riverbend Books

Attracting people from all walks of life, Riverbend Books offers an extensive range of quality novels in Brisbane’s east. The shop and adjoining cafe offers an ambience that cannot be replicated. Enjoy a carefully curated cake menu to distract you from endlessly having your head in the books.

Riverbend Books, 193 Oxford St, Bulimba 4171, Queensland

UPDATE : the good stuff keeps coming for Book Swap! Here until 6pm!

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F0lio Books

Deemed a longtime favourite among avid book lovers, Folio Books is certainly at the forefront of the creative book scene. Sprawled across the shelves are novels that capture the history of fashion, interior design and digital art. It’s a dream for those who love pop culture.

Folio Books, 133 Mary St, Brisbane City 4000, Queensland

The Christmas countdown has begun! Let us help you find that perfect gift – the perfect book!

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