Welcome to Better Read Than Dead

For nearly two decades Better Read Than Dead bookshop has thrived in the heart of Newtown's King Street, which houses a vibrant community and offers one of the most eclectic shopping experiences in Sydney. Our shop is a literary landmark that nourishes the neighbourhood's intellectual dynamics with a specially curated collection of books and regular author and community events.

BRTD Bookshop

Better Read Than Dead's impressive contemporary space, floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and sky-lit mezzanine level create an inviting respite from the busy street and we welcome browsers, advice-seekers and anyone who values a good old-fashioned book chat.  We pride ourselves on the quality and specialised knowledge of our booksellers. Our staff's collective decades of bookselling experience, diverse tastes and deep love of reading means that we are able to provide our customers with individualised service and a unique range of titles.

Lonely Planet has acknowledged our commitment to readers, writers and the local community by naming us there "favourite Sydney Bookshop." Pop by the store next time you're in Newtown and find out why.


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Better Read Kids

Jan is our specialist children's buyer. For more information please visit Better Read Kids website.

Our forthcoming schools program is about to be released - watch this space!



Interested in joining a book club?

The Better Reader Book Club meets monthly upstairs at Better Read Than Dead bookshop.

Each month one of our voracious booksellers will pick a book and host the discussion. The meetings will be held on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm.

We offer a 10% discount to interested book clubbers purchasing the selected book leading up to each month's meeting, and of course there will be wine and nibbles for our Better Readers!

All are welcome. Simply email us at books@betterread.com.au or join the Better Reader Book Club Facebook group here for regular updates.


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