Avid Reader opened in September 1997 when Fiona Stager, Kevin Guy, Verdi Guy and Colleen Mullin decided that West End needed a bookstore specialising in new, quality fiction and non-fiction. Since then Avid Reader has grown from strength to strength with the help of our loyal and valued customers.
At Avid Reader we keep the best books in each genre on the shelves and online. The newest titles are as tempting as lollies in a candy store, but nothing beats the all-time great reads. For this reason we carry a mix of new release and backlist titles that have stood the test of time. Avid Reader also stocks the most interesting DVDs and CDs.
Avid Reader specialises in personal service and provides an extensive special order system, book club advice and discounts, gift recommendations, free gift wrapping and gift vouchers. Check out our staff profiles to see who runs the place.
Part of the philosophy behind Avid Reader is to create within our broad community a 'Third Place'. A place to meet, learn, share, stimulate and discuss ideas. We have frequent in-store events including book launches, signings, various book clubs and introductory nights for fledgling and established book clubs. Our renowned café serves Toby’s Estate coffee and teas and a selection of sweets and savouries.
Avid Reader also supports a range of community activities and groups.
We look forward to seeing you.
193 Boundary Street, West End, Queensland, 4101
07 3846 3422
Monday-Friday 8.30am - 8.30pm
Saturday 8.30am - 6.00pm
Sunday 8.30am - 5.00pm
Cafe 8.30am - 4.00pm daily