Books

Bill Campbell Books

Past and present, it is all the same, books are necromancers, they exercise an influence more varied, more lasting, than any magic known to man (Holbrook Jackson) Predominately a second hand bookshop, we also sell collectable and rarer books. We cover most categories, but with a particular emphasis on art books, military history, gardening, philosophy, maritime, penguins, Australian and Indigenous history, popular novels , and a good selection of children's books. Gift vouchers are available. We are always looking to buy books, if they are in good condition, and we think we can sell them. Single items or larger quantites.…

Compendium Design Store

Situated on High Street in the burgeoning creative West End of the port-side city of Fremantle, Western Australia, Compendium Design Store present an original collection of design objects, design watches, stationery, books/periodicals, accessories and gifts ideas sourced from local and international vendors alongside Official classic Tintin collectables and books.

Elizabeths Secondhand Bookshop South Terrace

Elizabeth's bookshop on the cappuccino strip is open until late very night. A popular destination after dinner to browse amongst the thousands of second-hand books and discounted new books in dozens of categories including bestseller fiction, classics, science-fiction, artbooks, cookbooks, history, ancient history, military, yachting, new age, philosophy, travel, photography, australiana, antiquarian and lots and lots of children's books.  Elizabeth's bookshop is also the home of the original blind date with a book!  

Fremantle City Library

Fremantle Library has ideas for everyone, and miles of inspiration contained inside. Want to find out what to read next? Ask our staff who can suggest some great titles . Enjoy a coffee whilst browsing magazines and newspapers, or catch up on some DVD binge watching or music from local acts. Get ebooks and emagazines for your commute – see our downloads page or ask our friendly staff for tips.   Fremantle History Centre is a treasure trove of historical information and photographs from ye olde Freo. Find out the origins of your Fremantle home and learn how to research…

Good nooks

A cosy snug, a wee dram, a good book. Is there a better way to pass a winter’s afternoon in Freo? Here’s our picks. Nook: The Local HotelBook: Fremantle Football, The Origins 1885-1904. By Dr Norman Ashton(New Edition Bookshop) Colloquially known as Helen’s Bar after a former regular, this cosy snug has night cap written all over it: fire place, Chesterfields, plush sofas. If it’s game day, the contest will be on the front bar’s big screen. More reflective moments can be spent in the cloistered surrounds of the Whiskey Bar, cradling a single malt Yamazaki and–if you really can’t get enough AFL–rifling through a book detailing 20 glory years of football in Fremantle. Colloquially known as Helen’s Bar after a former regular, this cosy snug has night cap written all over it: fire place, Chesterfields, plush sofas. Nook: Miss Chat’s Bar and KitchenBook: In the Days of Tall Ships. By RA Fletcher(Bill Campbell Books) It’s an old world bohemian vibe at this West End establishment. Inspired by its namesake Miss Chatelaine– “a well heeled adventuress with a fondness for trinket collecting” –the room brims with warm wood and curios, and the bar reflects Miss Chat’s love for wickedly good cocktails. Since we’re casting back in time, order an Old Fashioned and leaf through the photos and yarns in this ode to the 19th century Sailing Ship. Nook: Little Creatures Next DoorBook: Batavia’s Graveyard. By Mike Dash (The Chart & Map Shop) Pick a blustery day. Pull up a plush lounge overlooking the harbour. Order rum. Let your high perch put you in a maritime frame of mind, and sink your teeth into the true story of the mad heretic who led history’s bloodiest mutiny, just up the WA coast. Interest piqued? You’re a brisk walk from the WA Shipwrecks Museum, where the Batavia’s original timbers are on display. Nook: Mrs Brown Bar Hook: Culture: A Memory Game (Kate & Abel @ MANY 2.0) The retro kids book menu covers are a clue; so is the magnetic poetry wall. There’s a sense of play in this quirky watering hole, and it’s not uncommon to see people imbibing with Connect Four or Backgammon for company. You might like to BYO memory game–this one showcases iconic works of art, architecture, design and literature. Everyone wins: it’s a walk through of some of the world’s greatest ideas. Cosy up in the side bar of the building that once housed Fremantle’s first 75 convicts, and consider how far we’ve come.  Nook: Ball & ChainBook: Eyrie. By Tim Winton. (Elizabeth’s Bookshop) There’s history in here–including a rusty ball and chain at the bar–but the feel is both classic and modern: honey-hued leather arm chairs, warm wood, copper bench tops and a spirit wall for added warmth. Cosy up in the side bar of the building that once housed Fremantle’s first 75 convicts, and consider how far we’ve come. Winton evokes the streetscapes and the warts-and-all temperament that is modern Freo. Nook: Moondyne Joe’s Pub & Bistro Book: Moondyne Joe: The Man and The Myth. By Ian Elliot. (Fremantle Arts Centre) Embrace a bit of wild bushranger spirit at this salt-of-the-earth pub on Freo’s fringe. You might spy a few characters in the sports bar channelling Moondyne Joe’s wily, never-give-up attitude. The Governor’s Bar offers a more intimate space to dip into a tome about the colourful bushranger who’s the pub’s namesake. Escaping from Fremantle Prison more than once? That deserves a raised glass. What’s your favourite good nook in Freo? Share it @fremantlestory

Good Sammy Op Shop

Good Samaritan Industries offers a wide choice of employment and training opportunities to people with disabilities in Western Australia, and has helped approximately 5000 people to find meaningful employment over the years. If you have an eye for a bargain, shopping at Good Sammy is sure to delight! Good Sammy is the leading op-shop retailer in Western Australia the Fremantle store stocks a wide variety of clothes, shoes, toys, furniture, books and bric-a-brac at affordable prices.  Good Sammy creates employment for 250 people with disabilities as a result of these activities. Every trip is a new experience, you never know what treasures…

New Edition Books

Independent bookshop with great range of titles and genres, New Edition is the best place to find your next favourite read. A Fremantle institution, New Edition is a must for those who love to browse; to touch, feel and be surrounded by books of all genres. We’re open late seven days a week and offer new titles, classics, cards, stationery, childrens books and graphic novels. 

Oxfam Shop Fremantle

When you buy our beautiful, unique, handmade products, you help us empower artisans and farmers from around the globe to lift themselves out of poverty. We are one of Australia’s most ethical retailers and one of the first social enterprises in Australia to operate for community, rather than profit. We will continue to empower people in poor communities to improve their lives, while bringing their beautiful products to life here in Australia. Oxfam Shop Fremantle is the place to get fair trade gifts as well as coffee, tea and chocolate. For nearly 20 years Oxfam Shop Fremantle has been a passionate…

Paper Bird Childrens Books and Arts

Paper Bird has found a nest among friends at the historic Moores Building, alongside the Moore Gallery and the Moore & Moore Cafe, on Henry St. Close by to other independent bookshops, New Edition and Bill Campbell's Books, along with Notre Dame University, Paper Bird is helping create a literary precinct in the West End of Fremantle. A dedicated story house is evolving around the bookshop with writers, story tellers & illustrators on hand, workshops, kids book clubs, animation screenings, book launches, and discussion panels in planning to make for a dynamic children's cultural hub. The children's specialist bookshop will…

Parkside Newsagency

Magazines, newspaper, greeting cards stationery, Lotto, International calling cards, Mobile phone and accessaries, mobile recharge, Western Union Money Transfer

Pekho: wear + wares

Pekho offers a range of locally designed and produced womenswear with a focus on natural fibre cloth and unstructured silhouettes in sizes 10 to 20. Alongside the clothing line sits an eclectic range of home wares, accessories, gifts and fresh flowers displayed in an earthy, rustic atmosphere.

Shepherds Newsagency

Shepherds Newsagency is a Freo institution. A traditional style newsagent stocking an extensive range of newspapers, magazines from around the world. We also stock papers, cards, stationery, magazines, lotto, instants, phone recharge, confectionery, drinks, smartrider, and an extensive range of ink cartridges and toner replacements.    

Somes Newsagency

Somes Newsagency in the High Street West End stocks a range of newspapers and periodicals for all tastes. They are also a licenced lotto retailer.

Target

Target is an iconic Australian retailer and our Fremantle store on Queen Street offers women's fashion, menswear, clothing and accessories for children and babies, footwear, a great selection of toys, stationery, books and electronics, games and consoles, electrical, kitchenware and homewares. We deliver style and quality every day at prices our customers love. 

The Blue Budha

Housing gifts and treasures for the mind, body and soul, The Blue Budha shows you a different perspective of life.Offering an experience like no other, creating conscious moments of magic with every person we meet. The perfect place to find anything from healing crystals, unique hand-crafted jewellery, incense & essential oils, candles, Mind-Body-Spirit books and CDs, to spiritual guidance and self discovery. We embrace diversity in cultural beliefs, lifestyles and religion with no judgements and believe that each individual's truth is to be honoured. Offering a relief from reality for over 20 years, we welcome you to experience the Blue…

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Books

Browsing through book shops has become a rare pleasure and you’ll find gorgeous new and second hand shops in Fremantle that stock an eclectic range of titles. It’s a must on the list of things to do in Fremantle–take a quiet moment for yourself and enjoy the touch and smell of books. Check out our books listings page for locations