Sick of trawling the streets, endlessly, sleeplessly looking for the latest issue of Time Out? Well rest easy, chums – below are our crib notes to those specialist stores that will fulfil your need. Time Out is also sold in all good newsagencies.
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Seated comfortably at the bottom of the stairs, unaffected beneath a bustling city thoroughfare is Basement Discs, a long-lauded member of the Melbourne vinyl set. Melbourne.
A gorgeous space on Johnston Street where you can sip a mean coffee in a plush arm chair surrounded by queer fiction, non-fiction, art books, a great health section and – more than likely – a book group meeting within earshot. Fitzroy.
One of the loveliest bookstores to kill an afternoon in. You find a book covering practically every topic imaginable and if they don't see it on the shelf, they'll get it in. Melbourne.
Calling all quirky mag lovers. This is a store that you must check out. It has over 4000 magazines, including mainstream selections, freshly brewed coffee while you browse and free wireless internet. Melbourne.
Magnation Prahran caters for just as eclectic tastes as its city-based sibling, with the added advantage of being a lazy stroll away from the Greville Street cafés. That is, of course, if you ever manage pull yourself away from the gluttonous number of options on display. Prahran.
The venue, a refurbished malting works in Southbank, is home to Malthouse Theatre, one of the country’s leading contemporary theatre companies. Southbank.
A Melbourne icon, Readings has long been a gathering place for those on the literary scene, be it authors and readers. Carlton.
An icon of Acland Street, Readings offers of books by Australian and international authors. There is also a healthy dose of book clubs, launches, exhibitions and musical performances for you to sink your teeth into. St Kilda.
A Melbourne icon, Readings has long been a gathering place for those on the literary scene, be it authors and readers. Hawthorn.
The state’s largest public reference library also boasts an impressive permanent collection of oil paintings and portrait sculptures in the Cowen Gallery with frequent exhibitions in the Keith Murdoch Gallery and the Dome Galleries. Melbourne.
Housed in the historic Newport substation, The Substation is Melbourne’s newest contemporary, community-based arts centre. The Substation is a not-for-profit organisation which presents the very best in contemporary arts, including music, theatre, dance, hybrid and visual arts. Newport.