The Little Bookroom

This famed children's bookstore has been kicking on since the 1960s.
Libby Curran
May 11, 2023


Named after an award-winning collection of short stories by Eleanor Farjeon, The Little Bookroom is a dedicated children's bookstore that first opened in the CBD in 1960. Since then, the famed shop has enjoyed many iterations and addresses, but remains a much-loved fixture of Melbourne's literary scene — easily ranking as one of the best bookshops in Melbourne.

These days, it sits happily in Fitzroy North Village, helmed by Leesa Lambert and her parents. A cosy oasis for budding young bookworms, the store boasts an expansive curation of kids books, graphic novels and young adult fiction, guaranteed to delight small readers with big imaginations. There's also a handy selection of informative titles aimed at their adult counterparts, covering everything from parenting to hot-ticket new fiction. Plus, you'll find a jam-packed event calendar featuring things like book chats, author talks and interactive storytime sessions.

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By Meghan Lawson, Piccolo Angelo Photography

Top image: By Meghan Lawson, Piccolo Angelo Photography


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