Berkelouw Books


Paddington Store 19 Oxford Street, Paddington NSW 2021, AU


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Berkelouw Books is Australia's largest and oldest independent new, second-hand and rare bookseller, with an overall stock in excess of two million books. The Berkelouw family has been trading in books for six generations, originally based in Rotterdam since 1812 until their entire stock was destroyed in the Second World War. In 1948 the Berkelouw family moved to Sydney and continued the family business opening their now landmark Paddington store in 1994. The three-storey bookstore features a café and wine bar alongside the wide selection of both new and used titles.

In addition to the Paddington store there are four other Berkelouw bookshops in the Sydney area.

"Books are our passion as well as our business and it is always a pleasure to meet customers who share our love of books. Come in, meet with friends, soak up the atmosphere, and spend as much time as you like browsing through the collection.