Kids love a vibrant story book! Even with kindles and technology, you can’t beat the feeling of a lift the flap or pop-up book! Many of the best book shops for kids in Perth have brilliant selections of Children’s books, for all ages. You may like to purchase your books online, from large retailers, but in the current economic climate, you also may like to support the local, independent bookstores and comic shops too.
Most of Perth’s bookstores are still open and trading for business. You may feel more comfortable calling ahead and quickly picking up a book, comic or graphic novel, rather spending time browsing in store. Here’s a roundup of Perth’s best book shops that are offering minimum contact pick-up and delivery during the COVID19 pandemic restrictions:
Best Book Shops for Kids Perth – South
Paper Bird Children’s Books and Arts, Fremantle
The gorgeous Paper Bird specialist children’s bookstore stocks quality children’s books, with a strong focus on Australian authors and illustrators. Paper Bird also offers a range of workshops, programs and exhibitions. Some of these include children’s book club, story lab to help children ages 6-16 develop their creative writing skills, exhibitions showcasing original children’s book illustrations and artwork from local artists, and story time. See the Buggybuddys review here.
Covid19 modifications to service – Home Club YouTube Channel with videos featuring local children’s authors and illustrators, also offering pick up and delivery of books.
Find Paper Bird Children’s Books & Arts at 42 Henry Street, Fremantle (next to Moore & Moore Café)
New Edition Bookshop, Fremantle
Found in an old heritage building on Fremantle’s High Street, both big and little bookworms can spend hours browsing the shelves at New Edition Bookshop. You’re guaranteed to find a good read, or a special story book at this Freo institution.
Covid19 modifications to service – offering pick up and local delivery of books.
Find New Edition Bookshop at 41 High Street, Cnr Henry St, Fremantle
The Pickled Fairy, Fremantle
Whilst the Pickled Fairy isn’t strictly a book shop, it does have a fab range of fairy themed books and fairy story time! This magical shop has been around since I was a kid and it’s well worth a look around (in non-COVID19 times, of course!). There are a few pirate themed goodies too, so boys won’t mind being dragged along.
Covid19 modifications to service – offering delivery.
Find The Pickled Fairy at Shop 7b South Terrace Piazza, Fremantle
Millpoint Caffe Bookshop, South Perth
Millpoint Caffe Bookshop is the perfect spot to enjoy a babycino with a book. The independent book shop is packed with a range of fiction and non-fiction books for people of all ages. Their well stocked kids corner has just about everything you could think of. Read more in the Buggybuddys review.
Covid19 modifications to service – offering take away and local delivery of books, drinks and food.
Find Millpoint Caffe Bookshop at 254 Mill Point Road, South Perth
Best Book Shops Perth – North
Boffins Books, Perth CBD
Boffins is found underground on William Street, not far from McDonalds. Stocking a wide range of children’s books – from board books and beautifully illustrated story books, to chapter books for primary aged kids and plenty of young adult fiction too.
Covid19 modifications to service – shop online on their website or call on 9321 5755 to arrange delivery of your books, if you need to know about a book or would like a recommendation.
Find Boffins Books at 88 William St, Perth CBD
Planet Books, Mount Lawley
This Mount Lawley Store is a treasure trove for all book-lovers. Adults may find a read that is quirky or by a local writers, while there’s an area with plenty of kid’s books. A selection of games and gifts are also available.
Covid19 modifications to service – phone, online and email orders
Find Planet Books at 638 Beaufort St, Mount Lawley
Diabolik Books & Records, Mount Hawthorn
If your kids love a comic book, head to Diabolik! There’s loads of shelves heaving with comic books, graphic novels, kid’s games and gifts. And as well as lots of popular books too.
Covid19 modifications to service – free delivery service within a 3km radius.
Find Diabolik Books & Records at 149 Scarborough Beach Road, Mount Hawthorn
Rabble Books & Games, Maylands
Rabble Books & Games is a fantastic family-run community book and board game shop. Stocking an excellent range of books for children and adults, and often showcasing authors that might otherwise be overlooked.
Covid19 modifications to service – Home Delivery within a 10km radius. Pick up in-store, or give Rabble a call when you’re out the front and they’ll bring it out to your car.
Find Rabble Books & Games at U2/46 Eighth Ave, Maylands
The Lane Bookshop, Claremont
Tucked down a little lane in Claremont, The Lane Bookshop is definitely worth a look. If you can’t find what you’re looking for in the big collection kids books, be sure to ask a member of staff for friendly, knowledgeable advice.
Covid19 modifications to service – a postal delivery or home delivery service. No charge for home deliveries to local suburbs.
Find The Lane Bookshop at 52c Old Theatre Lane (off Bay View Tce), Claremont
Quality Comics, Perth CBD
If you child loves comic books and graphic novels, take a look at Quality Comics in the city. As well as popular and rare comics, there’s lots of merch – including posters, clothing, toys, and collectables.
Covid19 modifications to service – pick ups and postal delivery.
Find Quality Comics at 926 Hay St, Perth CBD.
Comic Zone, Perth CBD
ComicZone is big in Perth’s comic book, graphic novel and collectables scene. Many products are on the shelves for release the same day as the US. They pride themselves on being able to source almost any item you can think of- if there is a special edition comic, a graphic novel or collectable that you’re looking for.
Covid19 modifications to service – pick ups and delivery.
Find Comic Zone at 81 Barrack Street, Perth CBD.
Have we missed the best book shop for kids in Perth? Let us know in the comments below!
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