Local Bookshops and COVID-19

Booksellers around Australia have been incredibly responsible and quick to engage with the health recommendations around the coronavirus. With resourcefulness and positivity many bookshops are offering free local delivery, taking orders over the phone, putting together reading lists and setting up virtual bookclubs and online story times.

In collaboration with Books+Publishing below is a state by state list of local bookshops and their plans to ensure customers can still access wonderful books and authors.

If your local bookshop isn't here please reach out for their action plan and help support local business.

NSW

Sydney

   
Berkelouw Books all stores remain open and will be giving recommendations over the phone and social media to post books out
Better Read Than Dead Newtown is offering free shipping to anywhere in Australia until the end of March
Constant Reader Crows Nest has put together a list of reading suggestions for customers
Gleebooks Glebe is offering free postage to anyone in the Inner West, or Australia-wide for orders over $50
Harry Hartog all stores remains open for business and is curating individual reading lists via an online form; introducing a live chat function its website; and inviting customers to call to chat to booksellers about what to read next. They’re also encouraging pick-ups via GoFetch and Airtasker for those who can’t make it in-store
Kinokuniya Sydney is offering free delivery for orders over $25
Lost in Books Fairfield is offering its creative programs digitally and national delivery
Oscar and Friends Double Bay, Surry Hills is offering free delivery in Surry Hills, Redfern, Double Bay and Bellevue Hill.
Potts Point Bookshop Potts Point is offering free hand-delivery within a reasonable distance and within 48 hours

Rudolf Steiner Book Centre

 

Sydney Are waiving postage until the end of April.
   

Regional

   
Book Bazaar Umina Beach is offering local delivery
Beachside Bookshop Avalon is offering free local delivery, free shipping anywhere in Australia on orders over $50 and carpark pick up
Bookoccino Avalon is offering free delivery within 10km on books ordered via phone or email
BooksPlus Bathurst Bathurst is offering free delivery in Bathurst
Candelo Books Bega is offering to drop off or post out books bought online
The Little Lost Bookshop Katoomba is offering free delivery to Katoomba for phone, web and email orders
The Wandering Bookseller Katoomba is offering free delivery Australia-wide on all books bought over email.

VIC

Melbourne

   
Avenue Bookstore Richmond, Albert Park, Elsternwick Orders of $30 or more placed before 3pm will be locally delivered free that day (as long as the books are in stock). See the more information link.
Beaumaris Books  Beaumaris In addition to offering over-the-phone recommendations and free gift-wrapping, this store is doing free delivery to Beaumaris, Black Rock, Cheltenham, Mentone, Parkdale, Mordialloc, Highett, Hampton and Sandringham. 
Benn's Books Bentleigh is offering free delivery within 24 hours to local suburbs
Book and Paper Williamstown is offering free local and carpark delivery
Brunswick Bound Brunswick is offering free delivery for surrounding suburbs of books, wine from The Local Drop and cheese from Harper & Blohm
Coventry Bookstore South Melbourne Free local delivery for all orders over $20; next-day delivery for all items as long as they’re in stock.
Dymocks Camberwell Camberwell is offering a virtual bookclub and free local delivery on orders taken over phone or email
Dymocks Melbourne CBD is offering free delivery on orders of $50 or more, and 25% off purchases of two or more selected fantasy titles until the end of March
Dymocks Tooronga Glen Iris is offering free local delivery on orders via phone and email
Eltham Bookshop Eltham Delivering to all addresses in the extended neighbourhood. 
Escape Hatch Books Kew East is offering free local delivey 
Fairfield Books Fairfield is offering local mailbox drop-offs or car window drop ins
Happy Valley  Collingwood The team is doing free home delivery (by foot) to those in the Collingwood, Fitzroy, Clifton Hill and Carlton North areas.
Hares & Hyenas  Fitzroy is offering a Books-on-Bikes local delivery service for those staying in their homes or who cannot afford postage. 
Hill of Content CBD is offering free online shipping for orders over $50
My Bookshop by Corrie Perkin Hawksburn is offering free home delivery withing 3kms of the shop
Neighbourhood Books Northcote Free delivery to Northcote, Thornbury, Preston, Reservoir, Fairfield, Carlton North, Carlton, Fitzroy North, Fitzroy, Collingwood, Princes Hill, Clifton Hill and Brunswick daily
Paperback Bookshop Melbourne is offering daily book recommendations on social media and are taking post orders via phone and email
Readings Carlton, Doncaster, Hawthorn, St Kilda, Malvern

Free local delivery on orders to many suburbs, view suburbs on their dedicated map

The Grumpy Swimmer Elwood is offering free delivery on orders over $25 to Elwood and surrounding suburbs
The Leaf Bookshop Ashburton is offering delivery within a 5km radius of the shop.
The Little Bookroom Carlton North Free deliveries to Carlton North, Carlton, Fitzroy North, Fitzroy, Princes Hill, Clifton Hill, Brunswick, Northcote and Coburg
The Sun Bookshop Yarraville is doing free same-day deliveries by bike to customers in Yarraville, Seddon and Kingsville, and next-day deliveries by car to Spotswood and Newport. See here for details.
The Younger Sun Yarraville is doing free same-day deliveries by bike to customers in Yarraville, Seddon and Kingsville, and next-day deliveries by car to Spotswood and Newport. See here for details.
Thesaurus Books  Brighton Free home delivery to Brighton, Brighton East, Hampton and Bentleigh. 
Kill Your Darlings editor Alan Vaarwerk has created a coverage map showing which Melbourne booksellers deliver to where.
   

Regional

   
Aesop's Attic Kyneton is offering a book drive-thru on orders taken over the phone
Antipodes Bookshop & Gallery Sorrento is delivering for free to local postcodes  
Blarney Books and Art Port Fairy is offering free local delivery and a 10% discount on all new books
Bookgrove Ocean Grove is offering free deliveries to anywhere on the Bellarine Pennisula
Farrell’s Bookshop Mornington is offering a free home delivery service to most of the Mornington Peninsula on orders over $25, with set delivery days and windows for particular suburbs.
Great Escape Books Aireys Inlet is offering a flat postage rate of $6.00 to all other regions across Victoria for 2 books/puzzles or more amd are about to launch a ‘Care Package’ for families undertaking social isolation which will comprise of 3 books per month.
New Leaves Woodend is offering free book delivery across the Macedon Ranges
Schoolworks Supplies Bairnsdale is offering free delivery to the local area
Squishy Minnie Kyneton is hosting online storytime for a week (beginning Thursday 19 March) and offering free delivery of online orders within the Macedon Ranges
The Book Bird Geelong Staff are delivering by bike in Geelong, Geelong West, North Geelong, Newtown, Manifold Heights, Rippleside, Hamlin Heights, Herne Hill, Bell Post Hill, and Bell Park
The Bookshop at Queenscliff Queenscliff is putting together curated Covid Care Packages and offering free delivery for online orders within the postcode 3225
Turn The Page  Cowes, Phillip Is  is delivering locally.

TAS

Fuller's Hobart is offering $5 flat-rate shipping for any orders within Tasmania
Petrarch's Launceston is offering free livery to the Launceston area
The Devonport Bookshop Devonport is offering free delivery in the Devonport area for prepaid phone orders.
The Hobart Bookshop Hobart is offering free delivery within the Hobart metropolitan area (as well as continuing to use Australia Post for deliveries further out, including interstate) and 'Park and Run' - if you park nearby, we will run out to meet you.

QLD

Brisbane

   
Avid Reader Stones Corner is offering free delivery to anywhere in Australia for all purchases, until 8 April.
Books@Stones Brisbane is offering free postage on two or more books within the Brisbane area
Folio Books Wynnum is delivering books, cafe treats and coffee
Little Gnome Bookshop Bulimba is donating a total of 30 copies of select books to the elderly and those at risk
Riverbend Books West End is offering home deliveries to local postcodes 4170, 4171. Deliveries to other areas free for orders over $50. Can call ahead and be met in the carpark for pick up. Also offering online bookclubs for regular readers and for teacher-librarians
Sequel Books Moorooka is offering $5 delivery across the country for online orders between $10 and $200- Phone or email orders from locals (within 8 km from Moorooka) will get free home delivery. Also Car Park Service!
Where the Wild Things Are West End is offering home deliveries to local postcodes 4170, 4171. Deliveries to other areas free for orders over $50. Can call ahead and be met in the carpark for pick up. Also offering online bookclubs for regular readers and for teacher-librarians

WA

Perth

   
Beaufort Street Books Mount Lawley is offering free delivery within a 5km radius
Dymocks Joondalup Joondalup is offering free local delivery
My Little Bookshop Roaming is offering free delivery from Perth metro area to Bunbury and dropped shipping proces down to $8.95
Paper Bird Fremantle is offering free local delivery
Rabble Books & Games Maylands is offering free delivery to surrounding suburbs.
   

Regional

   
Collins Bunbury Bunbury is offering free home delivery on purchases over $30 to the Bunbury/Eaton/Australind/Dalyellup region.

SA

Adelaide

   
Matilda Bookshop Stirling is offering same-day delivery to local areas.
Mostly Books Torrens Park is offering free delivery south of Adelaide, the suburbs of Mitcham and surrounds
   

Regional

   
Jeff’s Books Strathalbyn is offering delivery over the phone, English studies advice and free cookbooks with the aim of helping people use their imagination with limited supplies at the one local supermarket in the district.
The Raven’s Parlour Tanunda will deliver books to local residents in quarantine or self-isolation

ACT

Dymocks Canberra Canberra is offering free postage in the ACT until further notice (Dymocks City store only)
     

NT

Darwin

   
The Bookshop Darwin Darwin is offering three books for the price of two across its range.
   
Regional    
Red Kangaroo Books Alice Springs will deliver books purchased via phone or email.