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Pure Invention, by Matt Alt

Reviewed by Lilia - Berkelouw Paddington

For those who are missing travelling to Japan this year, or just love Japan this is an excellent readable history of the rise of pop culture in Japan.   Covering post-war Japan to present, Alt covers everything you could possibly want to know about Japanese Pop-culture; tin can ca... (continued)

All Our Shimmering Skies, by Trent Dalton

Reviewed by Lilia - Berkelouw Paddington

As someone who really didn't like or enjoy 'Boy Swallows Universe' I was awestruck by how much I enjoyed 'All Our Shimmering Skies'. Its a books within which Daltons writing style has florished. In 'Shimmering Skies' Dalton's writing feels like a gentle pat... (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 (Cafe reopens Sunday 17 May 2020. Limited menu.)

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 the 440 bus (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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10:00 am - 8:00 pm, 7 days

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19 Oxford Street
NSW 2021

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

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