Everything You Need to Know
Embiggen Books was born on the Sunshine Coast in rural Queensland in 2008. After 3 years we moved next to the State Library in Melbourne.
We are an independent general bookshop with a strong focus on popular science and philosophy. Whilst these two areas form the backbone of our range we also have an excellent selection of fiction, history, economics, children’s books, art and design, architecture, young adult, politics and cooking books.
Over the years we have hosted hundreds of events with speakers as diverse as Nobel Laureate Professor Peter Doherty to award winning children’s book author/illustrator Graeme Base. Other local author speakers include journalist Jill Stark, bioethicist Leslie Cannold, psychology Gina Perry, former Victorian Premier John Cain and novelist Max Barry. We’ve also been fortunate enough to have international speakers such as Professor Lawrence Krauss, Simon Singh and A.C. Grayling.
Coffee will not be served during our holiday period.
Christmas Eve 10.30 am – 5.00 pm
Boxing Day CLOSED
Dec 27th CLOSED
Dec 28th-31st 10.30 am-5.00 pm
New Years Day CLOSED
Jan 2nd CLOSED
Jan 3rd-8th 10.30 am-5.00 pm
Jan 9th normal hours and coffee service resume.