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Readings Book Shop

309 Lygon St, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
+61 3 9347 6633
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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 3 days ago
UrbanDrifter
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Melbourne
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So much variety

Love this book shop - there is such a wide variety of books and the staff are so knowledgeable and... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2018
Toni H
,
Hamilton, New Zealand
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309 Lygon St, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
Lygon Street
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Readings has a fantastic range of books, and you will find yourself immersed in their stock. Be prepared to walk out with more books than you originally planned for! Also a great place for a gift, as most people enjoy a good book!

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