There are many bookshops in Sydney. You can find bookshops that deal in new books, secondhand, collectables, or that specialise in a particular field.
There are many chain bookstores in Sydney. They all stock popular new books and are priced relatively the same as each other. They are conveniently common and can be found in most shopping hubs.
- Angus and Robertson http://www.angusrobertson.com.au Very commercial, mainstream style bookstore.
- Dymocks http://www.dymocks.com.au Closest in style to Angus and Robertson.
Kinokuniya is located in the centre of the city. It is a massive bookstore. In fact, it holds around 300,000 titles. This bookstore has a wide range of fiction and books on art and design. It also has a vast number of comics and manga, in English, Japanese and Chinese. You can also find a small selection of non fiction books in French, German and Spanish. Kinokuniya also stocks many magazines including Chinese and Japanese magazines.
Abbey’s Bookshop stocks a wide range of foreign language books as well as new and popular English books. It is located in the city and also has an online store.
Gleebooks is one of Sydney’s most popular independent bookstores. Many literary launches and events are hosted by Gleebooks. Gleebooks stocks secondhand and new books and also has an online store. Gleebooks is located in Glebe and the city.
Goulds Book Arcade
Goulds is a magical, old, dusty bookstore run by a single operator, Bob Gould. The large shop is crammed with out-of-print fiction and non-fiction books. Goulds is in stark contrast with the brightly coloured and efficient chain bookstores you find in all cities. There is no real system in the store and most of the books have not been catalogued. Best just to go in and browse. Located in Newtown.
Elizabeth’s Bookshop deals in secondhand books and has an online catalogue. Located in the city and Newtown.
Berkelouw Books specialise in rare, secondhand, out of print and new books. Located in Paddington and Leichhardt.
Sydney is a multicultural city and the diverse range of bookstores you can find here certainly reflects this. Below is a sample of some of the more well known ones.
- Science Fiction – Galaxy Books http://www.galaxybooks.com.au
- Gay and Lesbian – The Bookshop Darlinghurst http://www.thebookshop.com.au
- Feminist – The Feminist Bookshop http://www.feministbookshop.com
- Political Theory – The Black Rose http://blackrosebooks.org