Sydney has an absolute plethora of book stores, both chain and independent. Some offer author events; some have rewards programs, and others sell secondhand books. Where do you think the best book store in Sydney is, and what makes it so good?
Better Read than Dead on King St Newtown is fantastic. My favourite however, is Berkelouw Books. They have a few locations around Sydney. I go to either the Leichardt or Paddington, but I believe they are also located in Mona Vale and Rose Bay. They have a large section dedicated to second hand books and you can find some real gems there.
I'm a big fan of Kinokuniya too, for all the same reasons. I also really enjoy The Constant Reader in Crows Nest, an independent store that has a great rewards program you can sign up to. I've gotten quite a few vouchers from my purchases there.
Kinokuniya has a huge range and is in a great location, at the Galleries Victoria opposite the QVB. I also like to support my local Co-Op bookstore, which has outlets at most university campuses around Sydney
Desire Books is a great little secondhand bookstore on Whistler St in Manly. It has such a warm and cosy atmosphere as well as incredibly friendly and knowledgable staff with fantastic literary taste. They have a great selection of books with an emphasis on beautiful vintage classics. Their wall of recommended books is always impressive, I can't help but pick something out to take home with me every time I go in.