Award-winning Avenue Bookstore celebrates 30 years of bookselling in 2016. One of Australia’s best bookshops, Avenue Bookstore first opened in 1986 in the heart of Albert Park village. We consider ourselves a book haven, a favourite meeting place and a destination for booklovers across Melbourne and beyond.

Avenue Bookstore Albert Park

As well as our flagship Albert Park store, we welcome readers to our Elsternwick and Richmond bookshops. Avenue Bookstore Elsternwick opened in 2012 in bustling Glenhuntly Road. Avenue Bookstore Richmond will open in September 2016. We also have a relationship with Malthouse. [link to our Malthouse link]

Avenue booksellers at each of our stores are great readers with a passion for books of all kinds. We love connecting readers with books, and we love a challenge. Let us help you find special gifts, obscure titles personalized picks, book club recommendations, or that title or author’s name you’ve forgotten. We have knowledgeable staff across all genres at all stores, including dedicated specialist children’s book experts. We want to help you find your next great read or that perfect present.

Avenue Bookstore Albert Park insideWe carry an extensive and personally curated range of local and imported books with a strong focus on the best new releases and backlist titles in all categories. Our children’s sections are jam-packed with the best picture books, board books and novels for all ages. We stock a great range of Moleskine journals, a wide and varied selection of greeting cards for all occasions, gifts and games for children and adults, as well as beautiful and quirky stationery items. Our stores are well organized, cosy and welcoming.

Avenue Bookstore prides itself on a high level of customer service. If you can’t find what you need on our shelves or on our site, we’re always happy to locate and order tricky titles. We offer fast and efficient special orders, with regular air-freight deliveries from the U.S. and U.K. suppliers.

 

Our Locations

Avenue Bookstore Albert Park
127 Dundas Place
Albert Park 3206

Avenue Bookstore Elsternwick
434 Glenhuntly Road
Elsternwick 3185

Avenue Bookstore RichmondOpening September 12th 2016!
91 Swan Street
Richmond 3121

 

History

Avenue Bookstore first opened in Victoria Avenue, Albert Park in June 1986. We moved to our current location at 127 Dundas Place in January 1993. Three major renovations later, Avenue Bookstore Albert Park is a dynamic and exciting space, offering the perfect place to browse a wide selection of books and gifts across all genres.

Avenue Bookstore Elsternwick opened in Glenhuntly Road in 2012, taking over the location of the former Sunflower Bookshop. Here, we offer new releases, fiction, history, nonfiction and children’s books, as well as a section on Judaica.

Avenue Bookstore Richmond is scheduled to open in September 2016 in Swan Street.

 

Awards

  • 2015 Australian Book Industry Awards
    Independent Bookseller of the Year — Australia
  • 2013 Australian Book Industry Awards
    Independent Bookseller of the Year — Victoria
  • 2011 Australian Book Industry Awards
    Independent Bookseller of the Year — Victoria
  • 2007 Australian Book Industry Awards
    Independent Bookseller of the Year — Victoria
  • 2006 Australian Book Industry Awards
    Independent Bookseller of the Year — Victoria
  • 2005 Australian Publishers Association
    Bookshop of the Year — Victoria
    Bookshop of the Year — Australia
  • 2004 Australian Publishers Association
    Bookshop of the Year — Victoria
  • 2002 Australian Publishers Association
    Bookshop of the Year — Victoria