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).

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


Book Club

This month we’re kicking off our book club meetings. Come along for drinks, nibbles and discussion on our two book club evenings.

We had a fantastic time on Wednesday 19th of January discussion Hannah Kent’s Devotion. If you weren’t able to make it to that event, there’s one more book club remaining in January — or we’d love to see you next month!

Our second book club pick is Another Day In The Colony by Chelsea Watego (7:30 pm Thursday 27th of January)

RSVP for In The Colony book club here.

You can purchase copies of Devotion and Another Day In The Colony from us at 10% off throughout January.


Author Events

13th February 2022Stacy June, author of Single Pringle. Valentines Day isn’t far away, and we know that for many it can be a bit of an ‘ugh’ day. That’s why on 13th of Feb we’re hosting an awesome night of desserts, drinks and nibbles with Stacy June, author of Single Pringle.

Please note this is an 18+ event, and tickets cost $10 (delish dessert, drinks and nibbles are covered!) 

For more information and to book your ticket click here.

Book Club

Wednesday 16th February 2022 – General Book Club

Come join us for an evening at the bookshop discussing We Were Not Men by Campbell Mattinson. Nibbles and wine provided.

This event is free – but we’d love to have you RSVP so we can get excited about who is coming to join us! 

RSVP for We Were Not Men book club.

Thursday 24th February 2022 – Decolonise Your Shelf Book Club

February’s Decolonise Your Shelf book club pick is After Story by Larissa Behrendt. Join us for nibbles, wine and great disussion. See you there, don’t forget to RSVP below.

RSVP for After Story book club.   





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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)

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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.

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