The Little Bookroom has gone high tech! – The Little Bookroom

Carlton North: 03 9387 9837
Melbourne CBD: 03 9654 4104

As most of you would be aware The Little Bookroom is the oldest bookshop in the world dedicated to children's literature.  The last few years have been some of the toughest for years the book industry has seen and sadly many retailers have had to close their doors.  Everyday we are heartened by all the lovely support our friends and customers give us!  So we wanted you to be the first to know about something new and exciting that's happening.

After 51 years of trading as a bricks and mortar shop in numerous locations around Melbourne, we have finally decided to go enter the digital world!  Rest assured we aren't closing either of our shops, we're just adding the opportunity to to buy on line for people that can't make it into one of our shops.

Since we opened the Degraves Street shop, we have been inundated with requests from people visiting Melbourne ,who love what we do and don't have access to our kind range in their home city.  We have also heard from a lot of people who live in Melbourne but, aren't always able to make it out to go shopping (it can be hard with small children) and would rather support an independent bookseller than buying from one of those large on line companies (we won't mention any names...).

We weren't sure at first if it was something that suited our business but, we just couldn't ignore so many requests.  So, after lot's of work we are thrilled to present the online version of The Little Bookroom!

We are sending it out into the world with a lot of  excitement and a little trepidation, obviously it's quite different from what we normally do.  We are letting our existing customers know about it first, before we release it to everyone else.  Mainly because we know you'll be gentle with us, we are pretty sure it will take a while to get it perfect and we really need your feedback in the meantime.  All comments, advice and feedback will be very gratefully accepted!

We have started with some of our favourites and will build the range over time so if you have suggestions please let us know!  To visit the shop click here

It's amazing to think how far we've come from our first little shop!

If you would like to give us any feedback or suggestions please email:

Thanks from everyone at the Little Bookroom!

Written by admin — March 14, 2012



I am one of those visitors to Melbourne who think this little shop is magic.I have a son and gran daughter living in Melbourne and I am always on the lookout for great books to buy so I will be online to your shop and a regular visitor when I am in Melbourne. Good job.

May 17 2012 at 03:05 PM

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The Little Bookroom - bringing children's books to Melbourne since 1960.

Visit our shops in Carlton North and Degraves St (CBD) for the best books, both past and present!

This little website will keep you up to date with essential new releases, events and our recommendations for schools.

Can't find what you're looking for? Please contact us - perhaps it's on-the-shop-floor but hasn't made it on-line just yet.

Happy reading!