“Buy a book, find a corner and spend your lazy Sunday sipping coffee and indulging in one of the many tasty treats Avid Reader offers”

Avid Reader - Brisbane, AU

Opened in 1997 by Fiona Stager, Kevin Guy, Verdi Guy and Colleen Mullin Avid Reader is one of those bookstores that has a really obvious entrance but once you’re inside, finding the exit is all but impossible.

There is an integral cafe that offers snacks and a perfect spot to relax and enjoy your latest purchase whilst the separate Where the Wild Things Are speciality book and gift store for avid young readers ensures a restful and  relaxing atmosphere for those of us who are proper, for real grown ups.

I love the store’s staffing policy, apparently they specialise in staff with personal names of six letters or less. Fortunately they are also knowledgeable with collectively one hundred years experience in the book trade.


~ Shan Williams

Address: 193 Boundary Street, West End QLD 4101

Hours:  Monday – Friday 8.30am – 8.30pm
Saturday 8.30am – 6.00pm
Sunday 8.30am – 5.00pm

Website: www.AvidReader.au