Just because school’s out, that doesn’t mean your kids’ brains should take a vacation, too. We’ve listed the best places to stick your nose in a good book these school holidays!

Where the Wild Things Are, West End
Designed with avid young readers in mind, Where the Wild Things Are is the sister bookstore of the Avid Reader Bookshop (which is just nextdoor!). This place stocks new releases and classic titles, and host fun, family-friendly events that bring books to life // www.wherethewildthingsare.com.au

Scrumptious Reads, Red Hill
How does a bookstore and a delicious café, all rolled into a one-stop-shop for school holiday fun sound to you? Scrumptious Reads don’t just serve up a mouth-watering selection of baked goods – they also sell the best kids books around // www.scrumptiousreads.com

Nobby Beach Books
Bibliophiles young and old will agree that no trip to Nobby Beach is complete without stopping by Nobby Beach Books. This quaint, quirky bookstore sells a community collection of books, and it’s the perfect place to take your children to choose a ‘special treat’ they’ll love all holidays long – that you’ll love, too // www.foliobooks.com.au

Big B Books, Burleigh Heads
The team at Big B Books carefully choose each book they sell to ensure you can pick from excellent selection, and they’re always on hand with a good recommendation. It’s the perfect place to lose yourself for an afternoon // www.bigbbooks.com.au

The Book Room Collective, Byron Bay
This independent, locally-owned bookshop is carefully curated to encourage exploration. Run by a team of voracious readers – who are always itching to discuss their latest read – this store also holds a number of locally-written works and hosts community events from time to time // www.thebookroomatbyron.com

Or head to the library!
Public libraries aren’t just an amazing place to borrow your next read – they also host a number of fun, educational activities to keep your school holidays colourful! From playgroups for little library lovers to book readings, arts and crafts and even stargazing, there is bound to be something fun on at your local library.

Stuck for new book ideas? Check out our pick of new Easter holiday reads here.



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