Readings St Kilda
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.
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.
Book Clubs at Readings St Kilda
Please note: Our book clubs at all our shops are currently suspended. We apologise for any inconvenience caused, and will update this page once they resume.
Readings St Kilda runs four book clubs: the Readings St Kilda Contemporary Fiction Book Club, the Readings St Kilda Queer Book Club, the Readings St Kilda Australian Fiction Book Club, and the Readings St Kilda Non-Fiction Book Club. Find more information here.
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.