Readings St Kilda

112 Acland St, St Kilda, Victoria, 3182— Manager: Amy Vuleta, 03 9525 3852,

Having traded on Acland Street for close to twenty 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.

In addition, Readings St Kilda supports numerous independent publishers such as Affirm Press, Going Down Swinging, Sleepers and many other locally produced journals. Local writers and artists are encouraged to leave consignment stock of their work and become involved in the various book launches, book clubs, exhibitions and music performances each month.

By tracing these connections between art, literature, music and film, we hope to promote conversation between readers and arts lovers in the St Kilda community and beyond.

Readings St Kilda Book Clubs

Our Queer Literature Book Club and Contemporary Fiction Book Clubs are back at Readings St Kilda, and we are currently taking on members for 2017. If you are interested in joining a group of committed close readers for a vibrant and thoughtful discussion of carefully curated books this year, now is your chance.

The Queer Book Club meets monthly to read and talk about fiction and selected non-fiction books from the queer canon. The first book to be discussed will be Patricia Highsmith’s The Talented Mr Ripley.

The Contemporary Fiction Book Club meets monthly to discuss new and recent fiction and modern classics, beginning with a discussion of Moonglow by Michael Chabon.

Membership is on a paid yearly basis, and sessions for both book clubs will commence in February. For more information about either Book Club, or to make a booking, please contact Amy Vuleta on 03 9525 3852 or by email.

Readings St Kilda Story Time

Drop in for Story Time, every Saturday, from 10.30am to 11.00am.

For children aged 2 – 5 year old. Free event, no need to book.

Please note: This is not a child-minding service. We ask that parents stay with their children for the reading. To find out more please call us on (03) 9525 3852.