Readings shops are closed until further notice
We are sad to announce that our shops are closed due to the ongoing public health crisis. We will reopen when things return to some sort of normal.
While health authorities permit we will continue to take and fulfil online orders. Don’t forget, we are offering free local delivery if you are in the zone. Simply put LOCAL in the comments field as you check out.
Our booksellers will also be available to answer queries and take orders over the phone via our Carlton number, 03 9347 6633.
Readings Hawthorn is a hub of community activity. The shop has been a major Melbourne author events destination since it moved from across the road to a larger space. Readings Hawthorn is home to several book groups.
At the rear of the shop lies the café, Supernova. This delicious and cosy café offers an all-day breakfast menu that focuses on modern fusion cooking. As well as great food, they also serve specialty coffee, including both house and seasonal roasts by Symmetry coffee roasters.
During trading hours, the front door is generally open and the shop is accessible for people whose mobility is impaired and wheelchair users. In rare cases, the front entrance may be closed due to bad weather. Clear signage can be found throughout the shop, but there are some areas where shelves and free-standing displays are spaced more closely together, which may make it difficult to move around comfortably. There are no steps within the shop.
There is a seating area located in-store, which provides a place for people to rest.
The café that adjoins Readings Hawthorn has a step at its front entrance, but it is possible for people in wheelchairs to access the café from a different entrance via the rear of the bookshop.
If you have any difficulties moving around the shop, encounter hard-to-reach titles, or require a pen and paper to communicate, staff members are always on hand to help.
If you have any specific questions regarding accessibility, please contact the shop directly.