In an era where bricks and mortar bookshops are doing it tough, we’re very fortunate in Melbourne to still have The Little Bookroom, the world’s oldest children’s bookshop (open since 1960).
Old doesn’t mean musty and fusty – The Little Bookroom Carlton store is brightly lit and stocked high with shiny new books for babies to teenagers.
While the long narrow shopfront is genuinely a ‘little book room’ there have been efforts to keep the aisles wide enough for a single pram.
There is a large reading nook at the back of the store with a train table, squishy bean bags and even a large teddy to cuddle.
As well as selling books The Little Book room hold free storytime every Thursdays at 10:30pm for 2-5 year olds. Everyone sits on the floor and generally, three books of varying difficulties are read out loud.
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If you aren’t able to visit The Little Bookroom Melbourne book shop you can:
- purchase books via their online shop which is open 24/7;
- place phone orders on 9387 9837;
- pick-up pre-purchased books from the shop
The Little Bookroom offers Free Friday Delivery to neighboring suburbs (Carlton North, Fitzroy North, Princes Hill, Clifton Hill, Northcote, Thornbury, Brunswick (including East & West), Coburg, Preston, Reservoir, Fitzroy, Carlton, Parkville, Abbotsford, Pascoe Vale, Ascot Vale, Essendon, Moonee Ponds) , or Australia wide deliveries are free for orders over $60 or only $5 for smaller orders.
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