Monday – Saturday: 10am-4pm. Sunday: 10am-3pm. Closed public holidays.
Our online shop operates 24/7.
759 Nicholson Street, Carlton North, 3054 VIC
TELEPHONE 03 9387 9837
Tram 96 is fully accessible for wheelchair users and prams. Stop 18 (Scotchmer/Pigdon Streets) is the closest to the store.
1 and 2 hour parking is available in surrounding streets.
Free local delivery on hiatus:
For the time being, we’re taking a break from our local delivery service, it will return in the future in some form.
In the meantime, please select ‘Australia Wide Delivery’, which is free if you spend over $60, or only a $5 charge otherwise.
Please phone us on 9387 9837 or email us at with your queries.
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Leesa loves books and people. So running a bookshop that brings her two favourite things together is literally a dream come true! Connecting young readers with new books and holding space for the community to assemble (virtually or IRL) brings her unending joy. Storytime is a highlight, these are her picks.
Michael has worked exclusively with children’s books for over 17 years. He has a Masters in Children’s Literature and a Bachelors in Early Childhood Education. He is also an author and a passionate advocate for children’s and young adult literature, especially those which reflect the diversity of our world. He has been a judge for awards like the VPLAs and has been known to give impromptu story-times of picture books he loves.
Ian’s grandchildren believe that his primary function is to read them stories. Throughout 2020 Ian has taken to home delivering books to the children of Melbourne inner north (even on Sundays) and thanks to this, and his jolly demeanor, he has become widely known as ‘Book Santa’. He particularly likes books featuring chickens.
Having once been a child herself, raised four of her own and now with two little grandchildren, Lesley understands kids. She absolutely has the knack! Always ready with an encouraging word for new parents, or a knowing nod for the custodians of teenagers, she gets parents too!
Liam has over a decade of experience as a bookseller, including a four year stint owning Grub Street Bookshop. They co-founded Crime Factory Publications, a now-defunct small-press, and have worked extensively as an editor and publisher. They live with their elderly dog, Jimmy, and existential dread. They work at both The Little Bookroom and Neighbourhood Books
Leni has been a bookseller for four years. She studied literature at university with particular attention to Romanticism and ecology. When reading, her first instinct is toward fiction in contemporary, realist settings with female protagonists but also loves historical and speculative novels. She has recently become hooked on classic Japanese crime novels. She also likes to read around her interests in politics, modern dance, literary theory but this seems to take her much longer. She can be found most days at Neighborhood Books.
Em joined the Neighbourhood Books team in 2020 with a passion for matchmaking readers and books, in a year when good stories have never been more important. She is a champion of local authors and loves poetry, memoir and thoughtful essay collections. Em helps keep the community connected via our Neighbourhood Natter blog and Lockdown Lit, a weekly online event series. She also leads our Neighbourhood Nonfiction book club, and in her spare time runs an online book club dedicated to reading Stella Prize longlistees. Her favourite childhood book was Anne of Green Gables, and she still dreams of one day visiting Prince Edward Island.