If you’re a bookworm kind of traveller who can think of nothing nicer than spending time browsing some great local bookstores while you’re on vacation, then Perth has just done you a favour by opening two great new independent bookstores. They’re both located in trendy cafe strips full of other interesting shops so you can combine a shopping and coffee afternoon with a good long bookshop browse.
The first is Beaufort Street Books in the Mount Lawley neighborhood, a gorgeous shop that just opened a few months back. They have plenty of good fiction, a great children’s section and are particularly keen on foodie books so if you’re interested in cooking it’s a great spot – they also have cookbooks from local restaurants which would make good souvenirs.
The other very new one, still counting its age in weeks, is Crow Books in East Victoria Park, very easy to get to from the city. It looks trendy (and is!) and includes comics and posters and stuff you might expect from a locally trendy spot.