Sometimes you just need somewhere to have all your bookish bookmarks outside of your bookmarks bar (I always lose them in there). So I had a thought, why not share them with all the other bookish types? This is how the website collection was born.

I, and guest posters, mostly read Speculative Fiction, Dark Fiction, Classic Literature, YA Fiction, and a bit of Alternative Fiction, therefore a lot of the websites listed reflect that, but I’ve also listed resources for finding the next read, for authors to utilise, and places to buy book related merchandise. If you’d like to submit a website that isn’t listed, please fill out the feedback form at the bottom of the list.

Clothing and Merchandise for Writers and Readers




Finding Books

  • Australian Bookshops – A search tool to find book stores in Australia or used and new books.
  • – like browsing a book store except online.
  • Booko – An Australian search tool to find books (also DvDs) and compare prices.
  • FictFact – Keep track of fiction book series,
  • Gnooks – An interactive tool to help find books based on what you like.
  • Trove – The Australian National Library search engine.
  • What Should I Read Next? A search engine to help you find what to read next based on other readers’ ratings.
  • – A site dedicated to helping you find books via your emotions at the time.

Free Online Reads

  • George – About George Orwell and they also have his writing online.
  • The Literature Network – They have an extensive collection of both short stories and full novels to read for free.
  • NetGalley – A great site if you’re a blogger looking for something to review and you can also use eBooks or read PDFs

Online Stores, Rentals, and Trading

  • Anathema Books – This is a collection of alternative literature & non fiction which links you to the sites that sell them.
  • Basement Full of Books – They have listings by authors who wish to sell their work.
  • BookMooch – Not really a store, but a place to trade.
  • Galaxy Books – Alternative store specialising in Speculative Fiction and Non Fiction
  • Equilibrium Books – Australian based onlines store and publishers.
  • Glee Books – Australian online store with stores also located throughout Sydney. They also have lots of events and special offers for members (including signed books).
  • Indie Books Online – Australian Indie Authors.
  • Infinitas Bookshop – Australian bookstore specialising in Speculative Fiction, role playing, gaming books and figurines. They have an online catalogue and then you contact them with what you would like, you don’t actually buy direct online.
  • Slim Ink Book Rental – Australian based rental site. You pay a monthly fee and get books delivered to your door.
  • Social Club Books – An Australian based online store with discounts.
  • The Black Library – They specialise in Warhammer fiction.
  • Vroman’s Bookstore – An independent bookstore based in California.

Social Networks

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For Writer’s

Writing Related Websites



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