Best Bookshops Byron Bay
The vibrant coastal town of Byron Bay is always colourful and the Byron Bay Writer’s Festival is no exception as it brings a flood of scholarly activities and attractions. For those wishing to explore the rich literary treasure troves around Byron, here are some of the best places to go for gold:
Half an hour south of the Bay is this charming little space which caters to visitors seeking the latest fiction and non-fiction titles. If you’re after that perfect book to assist you with your spiritual well-being, this place also has a reputation for new age self-help literature. Children are also well looked after with a great selection of scholastic materials, activities and games.
Winner of Australian bookseller of the Year 2004 and Queensland's Independent Retailer of the Year 2012, this bookshop prides itself on exceptional customer service and a rich history since 1975. The shop has a focus on community engagement and this becomes clear when you guide yourself through the door and witness the atmosphere for yourself. Find a nook in the café or browse the shelves to your heart’s content.
Nestled in sunny Lismore, this shop has a biblical amount of titles in stock and isn’t showing any signs of closing its doors soon. As is typical for the region there is a wide range of literature about spiritual and otherworldly matters, as well as a healthy assortment of the classics and latest hits. The shop enjoys a prime location in the heart of Lismore and welcomes all.
There isn’t much to dislike about a trip to Ballina and this book mega-facility shows exactly why. The shop is part of the Leading Edge Book umbrella group and this ensures a level of quality in its selection, combined with a commitment to supporting local authors and helping independent bookshops thrive. Come and see what’s on offer here!
As far as independent bookshops go, Heidi’s Place is perhaps the premium location in Northern NSW to hunt for that elusive title. The literature passing over its counter is punchy and up to date and the atmosphere is refreshingly similar to walking into an old friend’s living room. The staff will also track down those pesky out of print titles and happily assist with tricky requests.
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