Since 1989, Boffins Bookshop has been a little gem for all the book lovers of Perth. Famous for their non-fiction collection, featuring books from cooking and law to art and design and philosophy, the two-floor bookshop also offers children’s best sellers and the classics. No matter what you are looking for, this colourful space will brighten up any bookworm’s day.
Monday to Thursday 9AM-5.30PM, Friday 9AM-8PM, Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 12PM-5PM
Boffins Bookshop, 88 William St, Perth WA, Australia, +61 8 9321 5755
While away your day at Northside Books discovering local publications, classics, design and film books, and possibly everything in between. This tiny place will make you feel like you have found your new home with their array of fiction, non-fiction and children’s books to accompany a decent coffee and something from their selection of baked goods. What more could you ask for?
Monday to Wednesday 10AM-9PM, Thursday to Saturday 10AM-10.30PM, Sunday 10.30AM-9PM
Northside Books, 192 William St, Northbridge WA, Australia, +61 8 9227 0930
At Oxford St Books, there is no need to rush, as this quaint place allows you to browse their shelves well into the night. Not only does that glorious smell of paper and ink hit you at the door but also their standout areas, which are their photography and design sections – which isn’t common amongst bookstores. Although their specialty is in these sections, their fiction books are always up to date.
Sunday to Friday 10.30AM-10.30PM, Saturday 9.30AM-10.30PM
Oxford St Books, 119 Oxford St, Leederville WA, Australia, +61 8 9443 9844
The newest independent bookshop to arrive on Perth’s book scene is Stefen’s Books. Specialising in fantasy, horror, crime, sci-fi, comics, urban fantasy and speculative fiction, Stefen shows off his passion and knowledge for books of sorts. Not only does he supply new books, but he has also found those old and rare books you’ve been hunting down for a while.
Monday to Thursday 10AM-6PM, Friday 10AM-8PM, Saturday 9.30AM-5PM, Sunday 11AM-5PM
Stefen’s Books, 8 Shafto Ln, Perth WA, Australia, +61 8 9481 8393