Positioned on Little Lonsdale, at the back-end of QV, Embiggen Books rounds off the ‘thinking hub’ of Melbourne with a position opposite the State Library and Wheeler Centre.
This is a bookstore that prides itself on good quality products rather than wall to wall stock. Its small storefront, wooden interior and classy layout gives the impression that everything in the store has been personally recommended by the owners.
If you are looking for the latest John Grisham best seller, the life story of a recently retired footballer, a five-ingredient or less cook book or religious scripture you have the wrong place. Here the focus is on topics such as philosophy, travel, humanism, the arts and science, as well as a fiction collection that includes award winners, local authors and special editions of classics.
It’s a great place to go to browse with the changing window display, personal library set-up and hand-picked selections, ideal for those unsure exactly of what they want to read next. If you are anything like the rest of us, you will find it very hard to leave empty handed.
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri (9.30am-6.30pm) Sat-Sun (10.30am-5pm)
Address: Little Londsdale Street, Melbourne