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Berkelouw's Paddington Bookshop & Cafe

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  • Staff Picks

Princess Bride

Goldman William


Paper Towns FTI

Green John


Amy and Isabelle

Strout Elizabeth


My Cousin Rachel




Fey Tina


Slaughterhouse Five

Vonnegut Kurt


Of Mice and Men

Steinbeck John


End of the Story The

Davis Lydia

Latest Paddington news


Writers Live - Kirstie Clements introduces Impressive: How To Have A Stylish Career

You are invited to meet Kirstie Clements when she introduces her new book Impressive - How To Have A Stylish Career.   How do you get your dream job? How do you shine once you have landed it? How do you ask for a pay rise? and of course, what do you wear to achieve all three?... (continued)


Have your next party with us!

There is nothing like the vibe of a really good bookstore, so why not combine it with the Yule time spirit for an atmosphere that is second to none? Bereklouw Café1812 is open for holding work functions, private parties and pretty much anything you want to celebrate! The food inspir... (continued)

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Latest Paddington book reviews


Forests Of Silence. Deltora Quest Book 1

Reviewed by Tobias Age 8

Please enjoy this wonderful review by our youngest reviewer, Tobias Age 8   "Deltora Quest was written by the great author Emily Rodda, The first book in the series is The Forest of Silence. In the quest for the first jem, the Topaz which has the power to calm, show spiri... (continued)

Yes Please

Reviewed by Abby @ Paddington

Amy Poehler is a force to be reckoned with. From SNL  and Parks and Recreation fame and movies such as Baby Mama, Amy has established herself as a frontrunner in comedy - as well as balancing her life as a mother and screenwriter. Yes Please is a raw account of her life from a struggling ... (continued)
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About Berkelouw Paddington, Sydney

Located in the heart of Oxford Street, the Berkelouw Paddington store opened in March, 1994 and has since become something of an institution amongst Sydney’s literary community.

Paddington’s three storeys house an extensive range of new, rare and secondhand books. In keeping with Oxford Street’s famous round-the-clock lifestyle, the store is open until very late most nights of the week, attracting an interesting and eclectic variety of customers. Upstairs is the popular and vibrant cafe/wine bar, which is a great place to enjoy the ambience whilst enjoying some delicious food, wine, coffee and cake.

Café/Wine Bar

Our Oxford Street store is only a 10-15 minute walk from Museum Station up Oxford Street, and is located on the city side of the Victoria Barracks. Beware as Oxford St renumbers in each suburb, so walk past 19 Oxford St, Darlinghurst! From the city you can take the following bus routes which all stop opposite the store: 333, 380, 440, or the Metrobus M40. You can also travel directly between our Paddington and Leichhardt stores on the 440 bus (approx 40 mins).

From the city you can take the following bus routes: - See more at: http://www.berkelouw.com.au/stores/leichhardt#sthash.BXk9PWc7.dpufThe 380, 440, and M10 bus routes stop opposite the store.


St Vincent’s Hospital Public Car Park, Victoria St:
0-1/2 hr-$4.00
0-1 hr -8.00
1-1&1/2 hrs -$12.00
1-2 hrs -$15.00
2-3 hrs -$19.00
3-4 hrs -$22.00
4+ hrs – $28.00 (maximum charge)

Entry after 4pm – $11 flat rate

Carpark Hours of Operation
Monday – Thursday 6.30am to 11.30pm
Friday and Saturday – 6.30am to 1.30am
Sunday – 6.30am to Midnight


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Opening Hours

Sun - Thu | 9:30am - 9.00pm
Fri - Sat | 9:30am - 10:00pm

Store Managers


19 Oxford St
NSW 2021

Tel: +61 (0)2 9360 3200
Fax: +61 (0)2 9360 3124

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