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Berkelouw Paddington

This three-storey bookshop has new releases, secondhand copies and a cafe and wine bar upstairs.
By Fatima Olumee
November 29, 2018
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By Fatima Olumee
November 29, 2018
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Right in the middle of Oxford Street, the Paddington Berkelouw bookstore reigns supreme as a drawcard for booklovers of all types. There are three storeys of new, secondhand and rare books ready for you to lose yourself in — and the best part is there's a cafe and wine bar upstairs, so that you can settle in for a hot chocolate and cosy up with a new book for hours on end. Aside from the latest Max Porter or Oyinkan Braithwaite fiction, the store has an extensive kids' book section when you're in need of a smart gift for new parents, plus there's a cabinet of curious face masks, body lotions and candles for last-minute self care or that rushed birthday gift. There's also a wall of locally crafted cards, a counter of indie magazines and every recent hardback you'd expect from a leading bookstore.

Images: Destination NSW.

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