“Little books of joy, big books to feast your eyes, medium books to transport you to other worlds, weighty books to improve your knowledge, querying books to stretch your mind, odd books to satisfy the quirky — ecclectic and individual you may find them here.”
Bookstores are rare breeds these days and that makes me sad. I am all for digital technology and I enjoy the convenience of reading and downloading books. However, I have such fond memories of visiting bookstores as a child and picking out a new discovery or the next piece from a beloved series. Libraries are wonderful, but there is something so lovely about taking a book home for good.
Situated on leafy Bellair street adjacent to bustling cafes, Wayward books offers a little bit of calm on a busy saturday. The store while small, has a fantastic range of novels, many of them unusual or hard to find. The tiny section of board books for kids has some of the best books I’ve seen. No run of the mill prints here, the store seems to favour the artistic, the beautiful and the quirky read.
Featuring new, antique, first edition prints and second-hand books, all lovingly collected and curated; the bookstore is the perfect way to begin a lazy weekend sojourn.
03 9372 2141
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Wednesday to Friday — 1:00 to 6-ish
Saturday & Sunday — 10:00 to 4-ish