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Fresh start for Readings Carlton

Readings Bookshop has reopened after being totally renovated, everything from the floor coverings... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2018
Jeffry B
Melbourne, Australia
I’m in heaven

I’m always in heaven when I go into a Readings store and no more so in Carlton. Surrounded by great... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2018
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 12 November 2018

Readings Bookshop has reopened after being totally renovated, everything from the floor coverings to the air conditioning has been renewed. The counter has been lengthened, to allow speedier service for customers. Most of the books are in approximately the same position as before, but the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

I’m always in heaven when I go into a Readings store and no more so in Carlton. Surrounded by great places to eat and the splendid atmosphere of Lygon Street, entering Readings is a hypnotic experience. All genres are covered and the layout of the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

Love this book shop - there is such a wide variety of books and the staff are so knowledgeable and helpful! I try and visit every time we are in Melbourne.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Going to Readings is like entering another world. Based on a good formula of presenting a breadth of genres with colour and stylish displays with fabulous little books with chairs where you can sit and divulge your reading options. The staff are always lovely and...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank thetravellingspy
Reviewed 5 September 2017

So much to choose from, so little time! We were given a set time to take a look at the shop and meet back for the next part of our trip and it wasn't anywhere near enough to fully enjoy what Readings has to offer....More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Helen V
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Not the fault of Readings, but books are high here. The store is nice, and the staff are quite willing to answer questions. The one thing I didn't like was that the history section had WW1 stuff all mixed in with rest of history, so...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

If you are in Carlton, on Lygon Street, and have time to kill then Readings is always a siren call leading you in. Its book selection is always interesting, its shelves enticing, its music selection is broad and eclectic and it is open late in...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Sam C
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

If you are a book lover this store is a must do Bookshop and children's books next door with such a great selection in each Happily purchased two books could have easily bought more if it weren't for luggage restrictions

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 10 May 2017

After a sumptuous meal at one of Lygon Street's many Italian restaurants, head to Readings. My husband and I spent a delightful evening perusing the wide selection of books, DVDs and CDs. The staff were knowledgeable and helpful.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Patricia B
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I'm an author. I'm a reader. I'm a lover of all things to do with books and Readings has always been my 'go-to' place when it comes to books. If they would let me, I'd bring my sleeping bag and stay the night. The collections...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank thetravellingspy
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Lygon Street
If you want real parmesan, cut from the block, grated
over your pasta with a twist of style, this is the
place. Until recently, this neighbourhood was home to
the notorious ‘Carlton Crew,’ a pseudo mafia who
started their day with a local espresso. They are
gone, but the espresso still runs strong in this
Little Italy which has something for everyone.
Starched white tablecloths, candles, pizza the way
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