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Latest Paddington book reviews


Body of Stars, Laura Maylene Walter

Reviewed by Lilia - Berkelouw Paddington

Reading this book was electric. A number of times I had to put this book down just to truly appreciate Walter’s writing. Body of Stars is a book of true importance and one of my favourites for 2021. (continued)

'Amari and the Night Brothers' by B. B. Alston

Reviewed by Lilia - Berkelouw Paddington

I stayed up well beyond my bedtime to finish this book, just because I NEEDED to know what happened! A secret society of people well equipped and tasked to hide all evidence of supernatural beings from the rest of the world. Was there an Earthquake? Probably a witch who got her ... (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 stop opposite to the store: 333, 352, 340 and 440. You can also travel directly between our Paddington and Leichhardt stores on selected 440 bus services (approx 30 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.


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Opening Hours

Mon-Wed | 10am - 7pm
Thu-Sun | 10am - 8pm

Cafe 1812 Opening Hours
Mon-Wed | 10am - 6pm
Thu-Sun | 10am - 7pm


19 Oxford Street
NSW 2021

Tel: (02) 9360 3200
Fax: (02) 9360 3124

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