Readings Carlton

309 Lygon St, Carlton, Victoria, 3053— Manager: Joe Rubbo, 03 9347 6633,

Readings Carlton is a Melbourne icon, and has long been a gathering point for the Australian literary scene. It began life as a tiny stand-alone shop in 1969. The growing business moved to larger premises on 388 Lygon Street in 1982, making its final move to 309 Lygon Street, where it stands today, in 1998.

Readings Carlton is closed for renovations and is currently scheduled to re-open on Wednesday 25 July. In the meantime, we’ve opened a pop-up shop in Lygon Court.

Please note: both the pop-up shop and the Carlton shop will be closed on Tuesday 24 July as we move the books between the shops.

You can find the pop-up shop at the rear of Lygon Court, straight across from Aunt Maggie’s Organics. The hours and contact details for the pop-up shop are listed on this page. Please call if you have enquiries about specific titles.

Readings Kids will remain trading as usual during this period.

Find out more about the renovation here and here.