gertrude & alice
cafe bookstore
an oasis
for writers, readers, coffee lovers and thespians alike
come & enjoy
an award-winning Campos coffee and find that book you’ve been looking for for years


Gertrude & Alice Bookstore is a much-loved Bondi institution with a rich literary history that spans almost twenty years. An oasis for readers, writers, thespians and coffee-lovers alike, it’s a place where lovers of all things literary can seek solace between the pages of a good book. 


Come and enjoy an early morning coffee, our famous chai tea, or one of our delicious, home-made sweet treats, and browse our endless offering of both new and second-hand books for your next best read.

Cafe Menu

All Day Menu

Breakfast, Lunch, Coffee & Sweets
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Opening Hours

Sell your used books

We occasionally buy books that are in good, solid, readable condition – please call us or pop in to speak to one of our friendly booksellers to find out more.

We stock over 25,000 titles

With everything from fiction to non-fiction; new to second-hand; rare to collectable, esoteric to
current affairs, we have a wealth of titles and subject matters on sale, and our friendly staff are
always on hand to offer reading recommendations.



Tiffany McDaniel

A Promised Land

Barack Obama

Shuggie Bain

Douglas Stuart

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New Website Launched

We have just launched our new website in January 2018, We are hoping to share our passion for books and great food with a wider audience and get some new faces into the shop.

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A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit.