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Where to buy books and e-books online in Australia

Looking for a new read? Why not shop online and browse hundreds of titles at once?

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Whether you're a seasoned book lover or are looking for a new hobby, there's millions of titles out there waiting to be discovered. To help you find the ones that you'll really enjoy, we've come up with a list of online retailers that allow you to browse a huge range of books and e-books at once.

From science-fiction to romance, self-help to travel, you'll find what you're looking for at one of the sites listed below.

Where to buy books online for delivery in Australia

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1. QBD Books

With a huge range of fiction, non-fiction, young adult, kids books and more on offer, QBD Books will have the whole family entertained in no time.

  • Free shipping on orders over $50
  • Earn points with rewards program
  • Afterpay available

Go to QBD Books' website

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2. Book Depository

With more than 20 million titles on offer, you'll have no problem finding your new favourite read at Book Depository. Shipping is also free on all orders, so you can order again and again without incurring extra costs.

  • Free delivery on all orders
  • Huge product offering
  • Pre-orders available

Go to Book Depository's website

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3. Amazon

Amazon Australia stocks millions of items through third-party sellers, meaning that you'll always find a great range of books to choose from. It also makes it easy to compare prices on the same product and get yourself the best price.

  • Free delivery on millions of eligible items with Amazon Prime
  • Easily compare prices on similar products
  • Huge product range

Go to Amazon's website

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4. eBay

With tons of new items added to site every day, eBay is a great place to search for books. It's also one of the best places to look for limited-print and hard-to-find titles.

  • Free shipping on millions of eligible items with eBay Plus
  • Huge range of products on offer
  • New products added daily

Go to eBay's website


5. Booktopia

Voted Australia's favourite bookstore, Booktopia has a huge range of books, eBooks and audiobooks on offer. It also runs regular sales that include trending titles, helping you to nab a bargain on bestsellers.

  • Express shipping available
  • Afterpay available
  • Earn Qantas Frequent Flyer points with Booktopia account

Go to Booktopia's website

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6. Angus & Robertson

Starting from humble beginnings, Angus & Robertson has built itself a reputation as an Australian favourite store. With a huge offering of titles, you'll find books for all ages and interests here.

  • Free shipping on orders over $60
  • Afterpay available
  • Earn rewards points with loyalty program

Go to Angus & Robertson's website

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7. Abbey's Bookshop

Independent book retailer Abbey's Bookshop stocks a great range of books, including an entire section dedicated to titles printed in foreign languages.

  • Express shipping available
  • International shipping available
  • Earn rewards points with membership

Go to Abbey's Bookshop's website


8. Target Australia

Known for having some of the most competitive prices around when it comes to products like books, Target is always worth checking out when you're looking to stock up your bookshelf.

  • Free delivery on items over $80
  • Afterpay available
  • Earn flybuys points when you shop

Go to Target Australia's website


9. Wordery

With over ten million books on offer and free shipping on all orders, Wordery is a great retailer to check out if you're running out of books to read.

  • Free shipping on all orders
  • Express delivery available
  • Return of items in original condition accepted within 30 days

Go to Wordery's website


10. Dymocks

Stocking millions of books, eBooks, CDs, DVDs, Blu-Rays, games and more, Dymocks is a go-to retailer for all your entertainment needs. Its rewards program also lets you accumulate points with every purchase so that you can get a discount later on.

  • Express shipping available
  • Earn rewards points with Booklover program
  • Returns accepted within 60 days (items only accepted in original condition)

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11. Magabala Books

Independent, not-for-profit organisation Magabala Books publishes Indigenous authors, artists and illustrators from all over Australia. From poetry to children's picture books, you'll find plenty of new titles to discover here.

  • All orders sent via express post
  • Gift vouchers available

Where to buy and download e-books online

If you prefer reading on a tablet, these stores have a great selection of e-books available for purchase:

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