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.
Our booksellers will also be available to answer queries and take orders over the phone via our Carlton number, 03 9347 6633.
Readings Kids is a speciality children’s and young adult bookshop that is home to books, music, games and more for kids and teens, and welcomes families and people of all ages who enjoy children’s and young adult literature.
Located in a building that was originally dreamed up by Melbourne architect Daryl Jackson, this shop is a light-filled, welcoming space for families and people of all ages who enjoy children’s and young adult literature. The gorgeous open-plan design from Nest Architecture is both playful and practical, and one wall features a stunning mural from children’s book illustrator and author Marc Martin.
Readings Kids Story Time
Please note: Our story time sessions at all our shops are currently suspended. We apologise for any inconvenience caused, and will update this page once they resume.
These weekly free sessions run every Friday, from 10am to 10.30am, and are suitable for children aged 2-5 years. We ask that parents please stay with their children for the duration of the reading.
During trading hours, the front door is always open and the shop is accessible for people whose mobility is impaired and wheelchair users. Clear signage can be found throughout the shop, and there is a wide main aisle for easy browsing of central shelves. Some shelving along the edge of the shop may be more difficult to access via wheelchair. There are no steps within the shop.
There is seating available on a chair near the front door. We also have a Thomas the Tank Engine train table at the back of the shop that helps to keeps young children entertained while shopping.
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.