Readings St Kilda

112 Acland St, St Kilda, Victoria, 3182— Manager: Sharon Peterson, 03 9525 3852,

Readings St Kilda re-opens

Due to the relaxing of some COVID-19 restrictions, Readings St Kilda is open to the public again.

We are focused on creating a safe environment for staff and customers. Customers are required to use the available hand sanitiser upon entry, practice social distancing of 1.5m, and to keep their visit to within 15 minutes.

We have a limit of only 25 customers inside our St Kilda shop at a time, and if this limit is reached, we will kindly ask that you wait outside.

We are only accepting payment by card, and we will also have reduced trading hours.

If you know what you would like to purchase, we encourage you to phone ahead to place your order. We will also continue to take and fulfil online orders.

Having traded on Acland Street for close to 20 years, previously as the independent Cosmos, our St Kilda store is one of the community’s longest-running businesses. Our selection includes a wide range of books by Australian and international authors, encompassing literature, history, art and design, travel, cookery, children’s books and more. A diverse range of popular DVDs and CDs are stocked, with new release vinyl records a specialty.


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 comfortably around. The shop floor is split into three levels but as the floor slopes to accommodate this, there are no steps.

There are several seating areas throughout the shop floor, which provides places for people to rest.

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.