Berkelouw Paddington

This three-storey bookshop has new releases, secondhand copies and a cafe and wine bar upstairs.
Fatima Olumee
Published on November 29, 2018
Updated on July 22, 2020


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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