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Books Kinokuniya is located in the heart of the Sydney CBD, with over 300,000 titles in store, we stock one of Sydney's largest ranges of books including, Manga, graphic novels, art and design books, cook books, travel books and children's literature. 
Titles are available in English, Japanese, German, Chinese and French, and we also offer a Japanese magazine subscription service. 

Have coffee at K's cafe while you search that perfect read or browse around our art gallery where we help talented and creative artists develop their careers. We have new exhibitions every two weeks. Please check the website for a range of titles. 


--TrueLocal description--
With more than 300,000 titles in its sprawling store in the trendy Galeries Victoria shopping centre, you can find whatever book you?re looking for at Kinokuniya. 
Even if the book you?re looking for is a Japanese Manga comic, a German graphic novel, a cookbook in Tawainese, a French children?s title or just a plain old English paperback. There?s also a café and a gallery that features new exhibits every fortnight.

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  • January Girl Local Star   96 reviews
    Kinokuniya is located in the The Galleries Victoria, and is a genuinely comfortable, down to earth, yet classic and well stocked book store. In the city, it definitely rates as one of my favourites. There is a manga section for Japanese enthusiasts, as well as various gifts and card items you can look through. The customer service is also overall, fast and responsive, except lunch times are a bit busier. I like to sit here sometimes and browse collections and it's just a comfortable, nice atmosphere to do that - which is good news for book enthusiasts. Recommended.

    5 months ago - 07/02/2014

  • Lexi Jonesie   4 reviews
    ah kinokuniya... where would i be without your awesome range of books to peruse through!

    8 months ago - 08/11/2013

  • Philadelphia   4 reviews
    I love this store. Amazing selection of books, especially if you are into art, music, comics, graphic novels, anime and manga. It also has a great feel, and a wonderful children's section overlooking Town Hall. They also host so many great events and activities.

    9 months ago - 12/10/2013

  • beanboy Area Expert   309 reviews
    One could spend hours in here as they have so many books stocked on the shelves from all over the world. They have plenty of art and craft choices too
  • Phee   21 reviews
    A wonderful bookstore located in the city. It has a wide range of books. The space is large enough to be able to peruse the books in peace and quiet. Located at the top of Galleries Victoria. I highly recommend you go here if you are looking for a specific book.
  • dandybell   18 reviews
    If you're looking for a specialist book store than can sell you a Japanese or Chinese book, you could try here, because they have a great range.

    If you have specific tastes in comics, manga, and several niche art/craft/design topics, you could try here, because again their range on such books is good.

    On the other hand, Kinokuniya is pretty hit and miss with their pricing. Their stationery is disturbingly expensive, and I suspect most of their stock is also overpriced. You can really only find a good deal if you (a) can't find any other store in Sydney which sells the same item or (b) be unfair to their business and simply sit there reading the whole thing without buying it.

    (a) is quite possible though.
  • Matti Puckridge   65 reviews
    I'm a pretty avid reader and this book store caters to my eclectic tastes like no other. there are better specialist stores around but as one stop shop this is the best sydney has to offer. guaranteed to help you waste an hour or four.
  • karmadude   7 reviews
    This book store is huge. But the reason I like it the most is because it has the cheapest graphic novels in the whole of Australia (as far as I am aware). They also have a very large range of manga. The other reason is that it also has the greatest stock of poetry. Nowhere else seems to care about poetry at all.
  • Chux D Area Expert   142 reviews
    This is the best book store I've ever been to. They have pretty much everything covered no matter what you're into from fiction to music and design books to comics. They've also got a section with gift wrapping paper and they'll do it for you.
    They'll also order in any book if they don't have it in stock. The staff also are generally very friendly and helpful.
    This does all sound a bit over the top positive but you won't be disappointed.

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