The Bookshop Darwin


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The Bookshop Darwin

The largest independent new book store in Northern Territory, The Bookshop Darwin is only a short walk from many other shops and cafes, as well as the state library. Friendly and knowledgeable staff will help you pick a book on the history of the wild Top End, the latest page-turner or a beautiful coffee table book as a memento of your trip.


Darwin is no great shakes as a designer shopping venue, except in terms of outback necessities, aboriginal artefacts and surf gear. The main shopping areas are Mitchell Street and the parallel pedestrian precinct of Smith Street. Mitchell Street offers mainly tour agencies, cafes, bars, Internet cafes, aboriginal art and a few other miscellaneous shops. The Smith Street pedestrian precinct is a more relaxing retail environment with fountains, outdoor cafes, bookshops, shoe shops and tourist stores.