gertrude & alice
cafe bookstore
an oasis
for writers, readers, coffee lovers and thespians alike
come & enjoy
a delicious Will & Co coffee and find that book you’ve been looking for for years
Previous slide
Next slide


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
Click Here

Opening Hours

We accept used books!

We accept donations of used books. We make sure nothing ends up in landfill by distributing books between our shop, our free boxes, public libraries, and charities such as Lifeline. 

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.

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