Metropolis Bookshop

A quirky book haven tucked inside Curtin House.
Meg Watson
May 09, 2023


Tucked away off the dreaded staircase that connects Cookie, The Toff and Rooftop Bar, Metropolis is its own secret little world in the heart of the city. Specialising in graphic novels and pop culture titles, this is a bookshop specifically for creative types. Metropolis trades in weighty historical texts for entire shelves of erotica; in between the art books, film theory and local small press you can find an entire section dedicated to mid-century modern design.

If you're chasing that perfect coffee table read, hunting a gift for someone who has everything or just prefer a few more pictures in your evening reads, Metropolis bookstore beckons. As any boutique book store should be, it's a tad hard to find, so best to use Google Maps to get to this one — unless you're well acquainted with Curtin House and its many levels. Trade in an afternoon of drinking at Rooftop Bar for some thinking downstairs in one of the best bookstores in Melbourne. You won't regret the swap.


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