1. BOFFINS BOOKSHOP
Specialty books, hard-to-finds and rare editions: the stock at this store will satisfy even the most hard-to-please bookworm.
FIND IT 88 William Street, Perth.
BEST FOR ‘Real’ nerds who scoff at The Big Bang Theory.
2. CROW BOOKS
Leave this shop dreaming of a career change to graphic design? Us, too – we could spend hours poring over the specialty fashion and design books.
FIND IT 900 Albany Highway, East Victoria Park.
BEST FOR Inspo-hunters in need of a boost.
3. DIABOLIK BOOKS & RECORDS
Named after an Italian comic icon in the 60s, and with a ‘Book Ninja’ as its logo, Diabolik’s shelves are stacked with books celebrating the alternative.
FIND IT 149 Scarborough Beach Road, Mount Hawthorn.
BEST FOR Graffiti artists with a high tattoo count.
4. THE LANE BOOKSHOP
Feeling nostalgic? This little gem is a nod to previous centuries, with an atmosphere reminiscent of granny’s living room.
FIND IT 52c Old Theatre Lane, Claremont.
BEST FOR A traditionalist, with a penchant for the old school.
5. BEAUFORT STREET BOOKS
A great supporter of local authors, Beaufort Street Books holds literary events regularly.
FIND IT 567 Beaufort Street, Mt Lawley.
BEST FOR Budding writers ready to meet their next mentor.
6. OXFORD STREET BOOKS
An Oxford Street staple and a bookstore you can hide in to escape the Leederville larrikins any night of the week.
FIND IT 119 Oxford Street, Leederville
BEST FOR The literary night owl.
7. MILLPOINT CAFFE BOOKSHOP
The best of both worlds – books and coffee! Open for 10 years, this little beauty has specialist knowledge of young adult literature.
FIND IT 254 Mill Point Road, South Perth.
BEST FOR The youthful reader in need for a literary romance or the next cult classic.
8. THE BODHI TREE
Mystical by name and mystical by nature, The Bodhi Tree encapsulates the mind, body and spirit with its extensive range on spirituality and healing.
FIND IT 1/416-418 Oxford Street, Mt Hawthorn.
BEST FOR Yogis furthering their enlightenment.
9. NORTHSIDE BOOKS
The prime location and outside seating means you’re in close contact with Perth’s most artistic.
FIND IT 212 William Street, Northbridge.
BEST FOR Cynical urbanites in need of caffeine.
Another book and cafe mash-up, BookCaffe offers a full breakfast and lunch menu with a side of new release novels.
FIND IT 137 Claremont Crescent, Swanbourne.
BEST FOR Digesting words while eating eggs, this one is for the hungry reader.