Our Background

Anna Savvas is a passionate reader, always ready with a friendly welcome for like-minded souls who share her love for books.

As Darwin’s only locally-owned, independent new bookstore, Anna and her well-read staff take pride in keeping up with the latest releases, offering reading tips to accommodate all tastes, and finding second hand and out-of-print books from across the world.

Wander the aisles and get lost in children’s classics, books on Aboriginal culture and Territory history, or stock up on some tempting holiday reading.

  • Looking for a gift? Try our gift vouchers, Lonely Planet travel goods, exquisite journals, board games and puzzles, or talking books.
  • Want to escape the bustle of lunch hour or the pressures of work?  Step inside and lose yourself in the pages of a crisp, new book as you sit and read in store, or step next door for a coffee.

In 2014 the Bookshop Darwin moved to a new home in Darwin’s Smith Street Mall, where we have a better range than ever!

As a city retailer, Anna supports a range of local activities that bring her world of books to life, such as regular book launches, author signings, and children’s events, always looking to create a sense of community in her busy city store.

The Bookshop Darwin offers special discounts to book clubs; supplies schools and libraries; and sends regular newsletters to fellow bookworms.


  • Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am – 3:00pm
  • Sunday 10:00am - 2:00pm
1/30 Smith Street Mall, Darwin
Please contact the store for opening hours on public holidays or visit our Facebook page

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