As social distancing measures continue to take effect in the face of COVID-19, many book-loving Australians are using their new free time to tackle their reading lists. Meanwhile, bookstores have taken to social media to share their commitment to keeping our community safe, with hygiene measures and increased delivery services.

Stella believes booksellers are a lynchpin of our literary community. We commend Australian bookstores for their public safety efforts during the current pandemic and acknowledge the uncertainty it’s causing for their business.

We strongly encourage all booklovers to support your local bookstore via online orders and delivery services. Buy for yourself, buy gifts – or gift cards – for your friends and family. You can do so at any of the stores listed below. You can also email us at the details of other bookstores to include on this list!


Dymocks Booksellers


Paperchain Bookstore (Manuka)


Abbey’s Bookshop (Sydney)

Better Read Than Dead (Newtown)

Bookoccino (Avalon)

Candelo Books (Bega)

Gertrude & Alice Café Bookstore (Bondi)

Gleebooks (Sydney, multiple locations)

Kinokuniya (Sydney CBD)

Maclean’s Booksellers (Hamilton)

Roaring Stories (Balmain)


The Bookshop Darwin (Darwin CBD)

Red Kangaroo Books (Alice Springs)


Avid Reader (West End)

Folio Books (Brisbane CBD)

Library Shop at State Library QLD

Little Gnome (Wynnum)

Riverbend Books (Bulimba)


Adelaide’s Pop-Up Bookshop (Adelaide CBD)

Blackwood Books (Blackwood)

Dillons Bookshop (Norwood)

Imprints Booksellers (Adelaide CBD)

Matilda Bookshop (Stirling)

Mockingbird Lounge (Glenelg South)

Mostly Books (Torrens Park)


Devonport Bookshop (Devonport)

Hobart Book Shop (Hobart)

Fuller’s Bookshop (Hobart)


Great Escape Books (Aireys Inlet)

The Book Bird (Geelong)

Hill of Content (Melbourne CBD)

The Little Bookroom (Carlton North)

My Bookshop by Corrie Perkins (Hawksburn)

Neighbourhood Books (Northcote)

Readings (Melbourne, multiple locations)

The Sun Bookshop (Yarraville)


Beaufort Street Books (Mount Lawley)

Crow Books (East Victoria Park)

Planet Books (Mount Lawley and Northbridge)

Stefen’s Books (Perth CBD)

Text & Co (Dunsborough)

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