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An independent and family run bookshop in the CBD of Melbourne. To be found right behind the State Library of Victoria at 197-203 Little Lonsdale Street. We only display a very small percentage of what you'll find in store.

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An independent and family run bookshop in the CBD of Melbourne. To be found right behind the State Library of Victoria at 197-203 Little Lonsdale Street. We only display a very small percentage of what you'll find in store.

Featured Title Collection

We've tried to take the effort out of choosing through a million titles by only showing a small portion of our instore stock. The Featured Title Collection displays some of the best books to come out in the last couple of years.

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We've tried to take the effort out of choosing through a million titles by only showing a small portion of our instore stock. The Featured Title Collection displays some of the best books to come out in the last couple of years.

Events

Embiggen Books has hosted lectures and book launches by Nobel Prize winner Professor Peter Doherty, Eminent philosopher and writer AC Grayling, Theoretical physicist Professor Lawrence Krauss, Bioethicist and novelist Leslie Cannold and many others of the highest calibre of speakers, thinkers and writers.

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Embiggen Books has hosted lectures and book launches by Nobel Prize winner Professor Peter Doherty, Eminent philosopher and writer AC Grayling, Theoretical physicist Professor Lawrence Krauss, Bioethicist and novelist Leslie Cannold and many others of the highest calibre of speakers, thinkers and writers.

Top 16: Fiction

Check here for our top fiction selection.

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Welcome

Welcome to Embiggen Books, a small independent bookshop with a distinct art meets science bent. We're located at 197-203 Lt Lonsdale Street in Melbourne.

Featured Title Collection

The featured title collection is designed to show you what kind of bookstore we are, with a selection of some of our favorite books in store at the moment. Rather than bombard you with every title we can, we've narrowed down the selection t

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Keeping Women in Science

6.30pm Thursday 28th of May. RSVP to this email or call 9662 2062. Venue: Embiggen Books 197-203 Little Lonsdale St. Despite robust efforts to increase the number of women in science, it's largely still the domain of men, particularly in the areas of 'hard' sciences such as physics. Women scientists leave the profession in greater proportions than men and ar...  Read more
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A compact general library for the post apocalyptic

So, I've been reading The Knowledge: How to Rebuild Our World from Scratch by Lewis Dartnell for bookclub. First thing to hit me was how badly prepared I am. Basically unless you're an expert in either chemistry, engineering, or a stunningly skilled general handy-person you're just a little buggered. The remit for any immediate survivor is you'll have to learn ...  Read more
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BOOK LAUNCH: Christine Keneally in conversation wi

The Invisible History of the Human Race: How DNA and History Shape Our Identities and Our Futuresby Christine Kenneally 6.30pm Thursday 20th November RSVP to events at embiggenbooks dot com or call 96622062 "The breadth of this book; its abundance of enthralling accounts and astonishing science; its adept, vivid writing; and Kenneally’s exquisitely calibrated...  Read more