We believe a bookshop really belongs to the community, it is an extension of our homes, a place to come together, to meet and to share. With this in mind, we have designed the bookshop to accommodate small meetings (like book clubs or writers groups) and small events (poetry readings or book launches).

While our space is not quite ready yet, we are really looking forward to the opportunity to bring the community together!

Children’s Story Time

Are you inspired to instil a love of reading in younger children? We are hoping to set up a regular children’s story time.

If you’re interested in helping us with this, please get in touch!

Upcoming Events

We don’t have any events planned yet. Please check back when our brick and mortar store opens in July.

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All prices are in AUD$ and inclusive of GST

Opening hours:

Tue - Sat 10:00am - 18:00

Sunday 10:00am - 15:00

Closed Monday


(+61) 03 9362 7571


542 Barkly St, West Footscray, VIC 3012

Chestnut Tree Bookshop Pty Ltd

ACN: 648 082 482)

Trustee for

The Chestnut Tree Trust

ABN 21 298 990 441

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The Chestnut Tree Bookshop is a proud member of the Australian Booksellers Association.

We acknowledge that the shop operates on the land of the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung and the Bunurong of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the traditional owners, their elders (past and present) and recognise that sovereignty was never ceded.

© The Chestnut Tree 2021