About Us

Award-winning Avenue Bookstore celebrates 29 years in 2015!

Avenue Bookstore Elsternwick opened on 3rd November 2012 at 434 Glenhuntly Rd. Avenue Bookstore Elsternwick now offers the fine range of books and excellent service customers have experienced in Albert Park, while acknowledging the diversity of the Elsternwick community.

One of Australia’s best independent bookshops, Avenue Bookstore Albert Park opened in 1986, and is located in the heart of Albert Park village. It continues to be a favourite local meeting place, as well as a destination store for book lovers across Melbourne and beyond.

Avenue booksellers are great readers who love a challenge: special gifts, obscure titles, personalised picks or book club recommendations are all in a day’s work!

We carry an extensive range of select local and imported books with a strong focus on the best new and backlist titles in all categories. We also stock a great range of air-freighted magazines; offer greeting cards for every occasion, a full range of Moleskine journals, as well as exquisite and quirky stationery items.

Avenue Bookstore prides itself on a high level of customer service and if you can’t find what you need on our shelves, we are always happy to help you locate and order tricky titles. We offer fast and efficient special orders, with regular air-freight deliveries from US and UK suppliers.

Avenue Bookstore Frequent Buyer

Avenue Bookstore Frequent Buyer is our loyalty program – an easy way to earn points towards free books with every purchase.

The perfect gift can often be letting the recipient choose and when this is the case we offer Avenue Bookstore Gift Vouchers of any value. Avenue Bookstore Gift Vouchers have no expiry date and can be used in part or full in-store at anytime. Contact Avenue Bookstore for more information.Click here for Avenue Bookstore Gift Vouchers to be purchased online.

Our seasonal Reading Guides offers advance information on the best new releases, available in-store and mailed to all of our Avenue Bookstore Frequent Buyers.



Following extensive renovation and refurbishment, Avenue Bookstore Elsternwick opened its doors for the first time on Saturday 3rd November 2012. The store is located on the former site of Sunflower Bookshop, which served the local community for over 30 years.

Originally starting out in Victoria Avenue, Albert Park in June 1986, Avenue Bookstore Albert Park moved to its present location at 127 Dundas Place in January 1993. Two major renovations later, it has expanded into a dynamic and exciting space, offering the perfect place to browse a broad selection of books across all genres. 

Many authors, both Australian and international have visited Avenue Bookstore. We have hosted some of Australia’s most prominent authors, as well as local favourites and we regularly invite visiting international authors in-store. Past visitors have included Kate Grenville, Kate Atkinson, Lionel Shriver, Alan Hollinghurst, Carrie Tiffany, Michelle de Kretser, Peter Carey, David Mitchell, Meg Rosoff, Li Cunxin, Chris Cleave, Helen Garner, Andrew Fraser, Andrea Goldsmith and Geraldine Brooks. For news on upcoming author events visit our Shoptalk page.



Avenue Bookstore Awards 

2013 Australian Book Industry Awards
Independent Bookseller of the Year – Victoria

2011 Australian Book Industry Awards 
Independent Bookseller of the Year – Victoria

2007 Australian Book Industry Awards 
Independent Bookseller of the Year – Victoria

2006 Australian Book Industry Awards 
Independent Bookseller of the Year – Victoria

2005 Australian Publishers Association 
Bookshop of the Year – Victoria and Bookshop of the Year – Australia

2004 Australian Publishers Association 
Bookshop of the Year – Victoria

2002 Australian Publishers Association 
Bookshop of the Year – Victoria

2000 Australian Publishers Association 
Small Bookseller of the Year – Australia