Best bookstores in Melbourne?

Was trying to find a great bookstore in Melbourne last weekend and stumbled upon Dymocks in Collins Street. (Lower Ground Floor 234, Collins St). It had such a huge range something that's hard to find these days, yes I know some will say small boutique bookstores are better! Dymocks had hundreds of travel books, lots of architecture and business books instead of the odd few I normally find.

I thought these large bookstores were a thing of the past now that Borders Books has gone.

Any other suggestions for best bookstore in Melbourne?
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KaTra Apr 07, 2016
Dymocks on Collins street is a great store I quite often visit and time seems to get away from me. I really love the Readings stores located in Carlton, Hawthorn, St Kilda, Malvern and the State Library. Readings are smaller but have a superior selection and are closely connected to the literary scene hosting many book launches and other events.
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Summertime May 02, 2016
I thought you might be interested in book clubs to meet others for discussion. Have you heard of the website meetup.com? I found the groups listed below for book clubs in Melbourne.
- Melbourne Book Club
- Get Your Non-Fiction On! Book Group
- Melbourne Booklovers Club
- Soulful Reflections Brunswick
- Read the Book/Watch the Movie Bayside
- Richmond/Hawthorn Book Club for Social Readers
- Prahran Book Group
- Coburg Books and Cooks Group
- Book Club Croydon/Ringwood & surrounding areas
- The Last Book Club on Earth
- Kew Hawthorn 40 plus professionals Book Club
- AusLit Bookclub
- Melbourne Classics Book Club
- Prize Winning Book Club
- Booker and Nobel Prizes Bookclub
- The Melbourne Girly Book Club
- Melbourne Literacy Classics Society
- Rosanna Book Club
- The 'Choose Your Own Book' Book Club
- The Second Last Book Club on Earth
- Blah Blah Book Club for Bayside/Patterson Lakes Women 40+
- The Melbourne Bookworms
- Mitchell Shire Social Readers Group
- Inner West Book Club
- Croydon Penguin Classics Book Club
- Big Ideas Book Club
- Inner West non-fiction book club
- The all the other book clubs were full book club!
- Books and Booze Melbourne Meetup
- Tram page turners Melbourne Book Club
- Female book lovers
- Book killers
- South Eastern Book Worms
- Book Club Italiano Melbourne
- Peninsula 20 somethings Book Club Meetup
- Frankston, Fabulous, and 50+, Books & Bubbles
- Book-a-date
- Jane Austen Society of Melbourne Bayside Book Club
- Melbourne LGBT Book Club
- Full Speed
- Readingtree.com.au Fab Food, Wine, Books and conversation
- LM Montgomery Literacy Society of Melbourne
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Fitzroygirl May 25, 2016
My favourite old school bookshop in Melbourne would have to be The Paperback Bookshop on Bourke Street. They have a wide range of fiction and non-fiction new release and backlist titles http://www.paperbackbooks.com.au/.

I also always find Readings book shops great, it just won an award at the London book fair for being the best bookstore in the world so you can't argue with that! http://www.readings.com.au/

Embiggen books on Little Lonsdale Street (at QV) is a really cool newer book store worth a look http://www.embiggenbooks.com/. It carries mostly science titles, but also has a good selection of literature, poetry, art and design books.

If you live in the south eastern suburbs you can't go wrong with Camberwell Dymocks and Dymocks at The Glen https://www.dymocks.com.au/.
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