Join the Shelf Lovers Community

Shelf Lovers is more than just a bookshop. As well as our collection of unique books, we offer opportunities for engagement with a range of regular events for patrons, including storytime for children and book circles for teens, young adults and adults alike. Shelf Lovers is a safe space where everyone is welcome. We want to be a place where book lovers and members of the LGBTQIA+ community can find a sense of belonging.

Book Circles

Patrons are invited to join one of the Shelf Lovers Book Circles to meet like-minded book lovers and discover new books for their to-be-read piles. 

The Shelf Lovers Book Circles operate differently from traditional book clubs in that members are not required to read and discuss the same set book. Instead, members are asked to bring along any book they are currently reading to share with the group. This is a great way for members to not only discover books that they may not necessarily be normally exposed to, but to also share their favourite books with fellow book lovers. 

As we understand not everyone is comfortable in public social situations, speaking is not mandatory – members are welcome to come along and listen until they feel comfortable to join in. 

We currently have a Book Circle for Adults and a Book Circle for Teens, with discussions led by store owner Kat and guided by participants. Come along for an informal chat about books, movies, TV tie-ins, and anything else of interest, in a friendly and inclusive environment.

All book circle members will receive 10% off any purchases made instore while attending the book circle.

To Be Read Pile

Adult Book Circle

The Adult Book Circle meets at Shelf Lovers on the last Monday of each month at 6.30pm.

Genres covered include both queer and hetero romance, fantasy, YA and queer fiction.

If you’d like to join us, drop us a line so that we can make sure we provide appropriate seating.

Book Circle for Teens

The Book Circle for Teens meets at Shelf Lovers on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 2pm.

Genres covered will be guided by participants, with a particular focus on YA. 

If you’d like to join us, drop us a line so that we can make sure we provide appropriate seating.


Storytime for little ones will be held on the first Saturday of each month at 10am and 2pm.

Stories will be read from the shop’s beautiful collection of children’s books, featuring inclusive characters and storylines.

Kids (and adults) are invited to wear their favourite costumes, sparkly tutus or tiaras.

No bookings are required – just come along and join in the fun.

Become A Shelf Lover

Join our loyalty program to earn Shelf Lovers rewards! As a Shelf Lover, 5% from every purchase you make will accrue, earning you a Shelf Lovers gift voucher once you reach $10. Join up next time you’re in-store – the process is simple and you can start earning points straight away.

As well as our loyalty program you can also sign up to receive our monthly newsletter, featuring information about new arrivals, events and specialty sales. Contact us to sign up or ask a staff member in-store.

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