Call & Collect: the return

PLEASE NOTE: orders placed via our website will not be available for collection. If you would like to arrange books for collection at your local store, please do so over the phone. See below for details.


Orders can currently be placed via phone for collection at your local store between 10am and 4pm. Stores which are currently offering this service are:

Unfortunately, our State Library and Doncaster shops will remain completely closed throughout the current lockdown and are not available to collect items from.

As mentioned above, we are currently unable to accomodate local store collection for orders placed online. All orders that are placed online will continue to be shipped via Australia post, as normal. These orders are not eligible for store collection, so please take this into consideration prior to placing your order.

Please directly call your local Readings to place all orders that you wish to collect – we can arrange everything you need at greater speed, for your reading pleasure, using this system. Additionally, as per lockdown restrictions, Call & Collect is only available only to customers who live within a 15km radius of a participating Readings store.

We recommend browsing our website to plan your purchase first – take a look at our most recent reviews and blog posts, or browse the most recent edition of the Readings Monthly here. Once you’ve made your selection, call your local shop to place and pay for your order, and to arrange kerbside pick-up. During this period, we will be unable to accommodate special orders and Call & Collect will only be available for books that are currently in-stock at one of our shops.

We kindly ask that you do not approach our on-site shop staff for in-person or ‘through-the-door’ recommendations, as this is not permitted during Melbourne’s circuit breaker restrictions. We also ask for your patience with us if our phones or staff are busy, or if an item you wanted is no longer available. We look forward to seeing you back in-store on the other side and thank you for supporting Readings during this time.

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The View Was Exhausting

The View Was Exhausting

Mikaella Clements, Onjuli Datta

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