Kaleido Books and Gifts is a quiet, adventure-filled oasis for commuters to and from Perth Station. Head upstairs and trawl through the shelves while you’re waiting for your train and discover a new read to speed up the ride home. A bit quirky and full of personality, it’s a charming spot to pop into for a break from the buzz outside. Like a few other Perth bookshops, they offer ‘Blind Date with a Book’, so if you’re up for a mystery read with only a few keywords written on its brown paper exterior, look no further.
We’ve all had that moment when we’ve forgotten to pick up a birthday card for our dear aunt (sorry, Janice), or when we’ve run out of reading material for the tram. Luckily, there’s the humble stationery and bookshop – and these local heroes won’t turn you away if you’re paying on card, no matter how small the purchase.