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 The Paperback Bookshop

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The Paperback is an independent, small but well-stocked bookshop that has been at the top end of Bourke Street since the 1960s. Here you can find the latest new releases and classic titles of fiction, history, poetry, kids’ books, cultural affairs and travel.

The Paperback has broadened its charter over the years to now sell hardbacks too, but it still specialises in having a good selection of local and overseas books of interest for a broad but discerning audience. Best of all, the shop is open late making it a popular after-dinner reading spot.


60 Bourke Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Contact details

Phone: 9662 1396

Opening hours

Mon: 9.30am – 10pm
Tue: 9.30am – 10pm
Wed: 9.30am – 10pm
Thu: 9.30am – 10pm
Fri: 9.30am – 11.30pm
Sat: 11am – 11.30pm
Sun: noon – 7pm
Public holiday: noon – 7pm


Wheelchair accessible

Payment method accepted

All payment types

How to get there

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