Kinokuniya Book Store
Kinokuniya Book Store
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Neighborhood: Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
How to get there
  • Town Hall • 2 min walk
  • Museum • 7 min walk
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  • Glenn Djangkar
    Jakarta, Indonesia211 contributions
    Kinokuniya In Sydney
    Have not been here for a good nine years and was glad to return to pay a visit. Those familiar with Kinokuniya bookstores in Singapore and Indonesia will not be surprised at the large collection of books with an emphasis on mangas, comic books and Japanese language books. This particular outlet, located in Sydney has a large collection of Australian books both fiction and non-fiction alike. Kinokuniya in Sydney takes up most of the space in Galeries Victoria’s second floor though it is still smaller than its Singaporean counterpart.
    Traveled with family
    Written November 2, 2022
  • Bartonbears
    Coffs Harbour, Australia1,680 contributions
    Outstanding bookshop
    This is an outstanding bookshop in the heart of Sydney. Whatever your interests you are likely to find books on that topic. The staff are friendly and helpful - a necessary quality if you are looking for specific items in this vast space. The attached cafe makes great coffee and is a welcome opportunity to sit quietly between browsing. We found the sweets available a bit limited by our taste for less sugary offerings but still found a strawberry and cream confection pretty much to our liking.
    Written December 22, 2022
  • wombatdavid
    Hobart, Australia2,251 contributions
    Comprehensive history selection
    We love this store and it has an amazing selection of books, especially in the history section. It is very busy so hard to physically distance.
    Written February 27, 2021
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lulie n
1 contribution
Aug 2015 • Family
Have ordered 3 times from there online store and has taken months to deliver. Very dissapointed with there online store. Book states 4 days to deliver and takes 3 months. Never again
Written October 12, 2015
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Virelya T
Sydney, Australia425 contributions
Mar 2019 • Family
One of our fave bookshop!!! My daughters love to come here since they were babies 😊😊 since black pastry attached to the bookshop.. we love to come here even more 😊😊
Written March 3, 2019
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Albywon
Sydney, Australia11,619 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
Great variety in this bookstore. Large section Manga and Anime but plenty of other mainstream books to suit all tastes.
Nice to wander around the store on a rainy day.
Written July 1, 2022
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TforTea
Sydney, Australia5 contributions
Jul 2019
Book stores to many is a thing of the past. To me, it's a little sanctuary where I can escape the rigors of life. I used to frequent book stores on a weekly basis but it's so difficult to find a book store in today's day and age. I've didn't realize book stores still existed until I came across this place hidden in the top of the galleries. They have such an enormous collection of books both English and other languages + if you're into comics, there is a large collection of Japanese and US comics to choose from. I was in a rush so only spent 1/2 an hour here, but will definitely come back soon to enjoy the vast collection of books. Don't let the books disappear.
Written July 3, 2019
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Fearless26197
48 contributions
Nov 2018 • Solo
As an avid booklover,this established is one of the very best.Make sure to allow plenty of time to browse and then become a member.You wont regret it.
Written March 13, 2019
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JobeeMom
Toronto, Canada1,286 contributions
Nov 2018 • Family
Huge bookstore on the top level of the Galeries Shopping Centre in Sydney CBD. Impressive collection of English and Japanese books, manga and magazines. They also have a large collection of art and design books, as well as Japanese stationery, collectible toys and merchandise. It’s heaven for me, especially since we don’t have anything like this in Toronto (well, Chapters/Indigo have very different products than Kinokuniya). I found the store to be well organized and neat - easy to walk around and look for items.

Book-lovers, don’t miss this place when you visit Sydney!

Also, Black Star Pastry, with the famous Watermelon Cake, is located inside the bookstore.
Written January 20, 2019
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ChrissieWilliams81
Wyong Creek, Australia409 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
I absolutely love this book shop. It’s really well laid out and very easy to find what you’re looking for or discover something new.

There’s lots of places to sit and explore books and it also has an attached cafe and stationary section.

The graphic novel section is massive and I could spend hours in this shop.
Written January 9, 2019
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Diana_Chow
Auckland, New Zealand344 contributions
Nov 2017 • Solo
The bookshop was where I would be happy to spend a whole day there. It was spacious and the interior design would encourage reading. There were a large variety of books in English, Japanese and Chinese; there were also a lot of magazines as well. I bought a book about Chinese Medicine; it was one that my brother couldn't find in Hong Kong. I am so happy to recommend this bookshop to other people.
Written June 26, 2018
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Shane A
Edinburgh, UK15 contributions
Aug 2017 • Friends
Normally I would pick independent bookshop over the chain one, but this one is an exception. It is a spacious bookshop with wide range in terms of different genres but also different languages. It has a small section for stationary which are all really cute. One small improvement Kinokuniya can do is to use paper bags to wrap books instead of plastic bags please.
Written November 22, 2017
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James A
Windsor, Canada18,597 contributions
Apr 2017 • Solo
I went to pop-in Kinokuniya book store for a peak and was in there for almost two hours. I said I would just look and not get anything, but I did. I'm not made of stone.
Written July 16, 2017
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Kinokuniya Book Store (Sydney) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

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Kinokuniya Book Store is open:
  • Sun - Sun 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Mon - Wed 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thu - Thu 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Fri - Sat 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM