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The 6 Best Book Shops In Geelong

The 6 Best Book Shops In Geelong

Whether you’re looking for a book in particular, or like me, enjoy browsing book shops and finding something unique, these book shops cater to many different topics, so you’ll be sure to find what you are looking for. 

Book shops in Geelong come in many different shapes and forms. From medical books and student materials to fun kids books, you’ll find you won’t have to go far to collect the book you’re looking for. 

Although many people have turned to online stores, Geelong’s bookshops are well equipped and always have stock. Supporting bookshops in Geelong is a great way to support local businesses. Also, there’s still something to be said for face-to-face service!  

Let’s take a look at these top 6 best book shops in Geelong!

1. Campion Education

Campion Education Geelong

The school rush at the beginning of the year can be overwhelming for students and parents. Luckily Campion Education has got a store fully stocked with all things education. 

They’ve developed a curated list of additional resources like P-10 resources and study guides to help support students. These resources range from maths, science, and English to year 11 and 12 final exams support. 

Companion Education has been in business for 24 years so they are also able to provide expert opinions for the most trusted resources and latest new products to help engage students. 

You can choose from ordering online or visit the Geelong store location on Saunders street. Their website also has a great feature where you can log in as a student or parent to order books, or you can log in as school staff.

2. The Book Bird

The Book Bird Geelong

Books to get your feathers in a flap… The Book Bird is a small independent bookshop that prides itself on matching readers with books they love. They’ve got an eclectic range of books spanning from fiction, non-fiction, poetry, travel, architecture, cooking and so much more. 

If you’re looking for a book most people have never heard of, The Book Bird is ready to take on the task to find it for you. If you’re not quite sure what you’re looking for, their staff will be your literary tour guides connecting you with the right books. 

You can shop online but honestly, I’d recommend visiting the store in person, as they have a fantastic staff and you’ll probably pick up a few extra books you’ve never heard of!

3. QBD Books Geelong

QBD Books Geelong

QBD Books is a bookstore with millions of titles available across all genres, you’ll be sure to find what you’re looking for! They’ve got a great list of different subjects and round ups of their favourites, best sellers, and discounted books. 

When I say they’ve got a great list of different subjects, there’s over 50 different categories ranging from children’s books, fiction, and non-fiction. There’s also a range of arts & crafts and puzzles to choose from. 

QBD Books is the distributor of Australian Geographic where you’ll find beautiful calendars capturing Australia at its best. You’ll also find the monthly issues and diaries to choose from. 

On their site you’ll find events, promotions and even a book club reviewing the latest best sellers. If you’re looking to browse their books in the store head to Malop street to find exactly what you’re looking for.

4. Gifts For The Geek

Gifts For The Geek Geelong

Gifts For The Geek is a highly reviewed book shop with all things ‘geek’ such as graphic novels, comic books, vinyls, band t-shirts and even collectables. If you’re looking for something specific they’ve probably got it, and if they don’t, they’ll order it in for you! 

With the rising popularity of ‘geek’ culture there’s some stores around town that’ll have a few things to look through but at the end of the day Gift For The Geek is your best bet as their staff is passionate about their books and merch. Not to mention, they’re super friendly so you’ll  have a great time browsing through the store. 

If you’re looking for a gift for someone or something specific for yourself, visit Gifts For The Geeks, they’ll take care of you!

5. Erudite Medical Books

Erudite Medical Books Geelong

Medical books are notoriously expensive. That’s why Erudite Medical Books is a brilliant option with top quality medical books at a great price. 

Erudite Medical Books is an Australian publishing company using modern production and digital printing technology to ensure that overheads are kept to minimum. They sell their books at book shops but you can also buy online and they’ll add a discount! 

They have a huge range of books including practical obstetrics, practical ICU, nephrology, clinical parasitology and crisis management. They’ve also got study aids for the CICM primary exam.

They’ve also got a feedback section so you can communicate your experience with them, so go ahead and tell them what you think.

6. Dymocks Waurn Ponds

Dymocks Waurn Ponds Geelong

Dymocks Waun Ponds is the oldest Australian-owned bookstore with franchises owned and operated by locals who are passionate about books. They’ve got a wide range of books for adults and kids for learning or leisurely reading. 

You’ll find a huge range of fiction, non-fiction and educational books that are great reads at great prices. There’s also a collection of gifts like tea infusers, reading lamps, book bags and aromatherapy sets to pick up alongside your books. 

Dymocks has a catalogue of over 15 million products so check out their website or visit a store location. If you order online you can choose the Click & Collect option to be sure your book is in store when you visit the store. 

If you’re the ultimate book lover there’s also the Dymocks’ Booklover Rewards program that you could join for VIP shopping benefits.


And there we have it. Geelong is full of interesting, helpful and brilliant book shops catering to your needs. Whether you’re looking for educational books, interesting unheard of books, or a new best seller, you’ll be able to find a selection of fantastic books for learning or leisure. 

We hope you’ve found the most suited shop for your literary needs!

Do you or someone that you know own a book shop, that should be on this list, let us know at: business@bestingeelong.com.au

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