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The Library's onsite bookshop, located in Palmer Hall between Mr Tulk and the foyer, is run by Readings, an independent bookseller with six locations across Melbourne.

The shop stocks an extensive range of fiction and nonfiction titles, as well as cards and notebooks. You will find books published in partnerhsip with the State Library of Victoria, such as Melbourne by menu by Rita Erlich, JJ Clark: architect of the Australian Rennaissance by Andrew Dodd,  Sunday's garden by Lesley Harding and Kendrah Morgan, and Detective Piggott's casebook by Kevin Morgan.

During 2013, the shop will feature merchandise celebrating the Library's Dome Centenary – including an exclusive range of fine stationery, decorative wraps and a 2013 desk calendar from Zetta Florence – that reproduces rare and beautiful items from the State Collection.

If you can't find what you're looking for, the helpful staff can order it in for you. You can also browse and buy from the Readings online shop.

State Library of Victoria Foundation members receive a ten per cent discount on full-priced books on presentation of their Foundation membership card when purchasing at Readings State Library.

Opening hours

Readings State Library is open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 6pm and on Sunday from 12pm to 5pm.

The shop's 2013–14 Christmas holiday period opening hours are:

  • Tuesday 24 December 10am–6pm
  • Wednesday 25 December CLOSED
  • Thursday 26 December CLOSED
  • Friday 27, Saturday 28, Monday 31 December 10am–6pm
  • Sunday 29 December 12–5pm
  • Wednesday 1 January 2014 CLOSED.

More information

Phone 03 8664 7540 for more information.