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Readings: Carlton

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You'll find Melbourne's biggest bibliophiles at Readings where you can buy books until late

Readings' Carlton outpost is the bookstore chain's first shop to open in Melbourne. Opening in 1969, the bookstore has stayed on Lygon Street since its inception and its current location across the street from Cinema Nova has been home to the bookstore since 1998.

The landmark bookstore isn't just famous in Melbourne either – Readings Carlton won international acclaim in 2016 when they were awarded the 'Bookstore of the Year' award at the London Book Fair International Exellence Awards. As well as being an exceptional place to find all things printed and bound, Readings was recognised for their community outreach, support for non-profits and work in promoting Australian writers and literacy. Closer to home they're also the proud recipient of the 'Independent Book Retailer of the Year' for both 2016 and 2017 at the Australian Book Industry Awards. 

Drop into readings for everything from fiction books, cookbooks, coffee table tomes, children's books, to CDs, vinyls, and gifts. Plus Readings Carlton stays open until 11pm Monday to Saturday, and until 9pm Sunday – perfect for all you nocturnal book nerds. 


Venue name: Readings: Carlton
Address: 309 Lygon St
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 9am-11pm; Sun 10am-9pm
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