The kind of bookstore you don't find as much anymore
One of the trendiest places you can go shopping for books in Sydney is Kinokuniya in the city centre. On George Street in The Galeries, not only is the location handy, but it is the sort of book store where you'll find all the books that other places don't have.
Hours of browsing await
Kinokuniya is one of those stores that at first glance can seem overwhelming. This is because of the sheer size of the place. But it is also the size that makes it a pleasure to browse, as it means there is something for everyone. All sections are clearly signed, and if you're having trouble finding something, the staff are friendly and happy to help.
It's not just books but merchandise for popular shows like Adventure Time
Lovers of anime, manga and comic books will be in heaven at Kinokuniya. These sections take up a sizable portion of the store, and are organised by publisher so that you can head straight for your favourite Marvel or DC title. You'll also discover merchandise for all your favourite franchises, including Adventure Time and Doctor Who.
Lovers of comic books, anime and manga will be in heaven.
Both the children's and young adult sections at Kinokuniya are expansive. All the best and latest titles can be found, as well copies of more obscure books that you aren't likely to find elsewhere. And if you can't find something, they will usually happily order it in for you.
Of course there is a café for thirsty book lovers
Kinokuniya has been making such a name for itself, that it's not only become a haven for book lovers - it's also a hub of events. A trip there can bring you across a noisy group of publishers having a discussion, or a meet-and-greet with movie stars such as Tom Hiddleston. Upcoming events at Kinokuniya include the book launch for media insider Gabrielle Tozer's novel The Intern on Thursday January 30th.
Every kind of classic book can be found
Just like any other large book store, there is also a cafe for those who need a coffee or a snack after spending so long browsing. And if you're anything like me, you probably will. Or at the very least, you'll want to take advantage of the chairs after wandering around in awe at all the shelves for so long.
An expansive young adult section will even keep teens happy
Be sure to keep an eye out on the catalogues on your way out as well. In them you can find vouchers to reduce the cost of your spend next time you visit Kinokuniya. Because after one visit, it's more than likely you'll want to come back.
They also have oddities like finger puppet magnets themed after famous personalities
Where: Level 2 The Galeries, 500 George Street, Sydney.
Why: Because they have books you can't find elsewhere
Cost: Books are reasonably priced in comparison with other book stores
When: Mon-Wed 10:00am - 7:00pm; Thurs 10:00am - 9:00pm; Fri-Sat 10:00am - 7:00pm; Sun 11:00am - 6:00pm
Good for kids: Yes, they have a fantastic kids section.