As we edge closer to the launch of Ligature Journal Issue Five, we thought it would be nice to update you all the cool places you can find us in your area.


acquire @ DESIGN – NEWTOWN

With a strong focus on Australian design, acquire @ DESIGN combines retail space, open plan studio and sewing machine work room for independent designers, creating a store with an eclectic mix of fashion clothing, millinery, jewellery, accessories, artwork and selected homewares from local Australian designers and artists.

a@D is about providing a beautiful space for shoppers to browse, touch & feel actual product with affordable price points to suit every person. Their open plan studio allows designers to cut, sew, create then sell their designs – all in one place.

a@D are bringing the heart and soul back into the retail shopping experience and want you to be part of it.

Beautiful Pages – DARLINGHURST

Beautiful Pages is a design store located at 114 Oxford Street Darlinghurst. Beautiful Pages was originally started-up as an online store in 2011 by a local graphic designer with a love and obsession of books, paper, language and all things related to art and design. The business opened its Oxford Street shop space in August 2012.

The store currently offers a very carefully curated selection of graphic design, typography, architecture, interior design, fashion design and art-related books, magazines, posters, DVDs and gifts. We are constantly striving to inspire and motivate our customers through our expanding collection of over 3000 inspirational products.

Better Read Than Dead – NEWTOWN

For nearly two decades Better Read Than Dead bookshop has thrived in the heart of Newtown’s King Street.

With their impressive contemporary space, floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, and sky-lit mezzanine level create an inviting respite from the busy street and we welcome browsers, advice-seekers and anyone who values a good old-fashioned book chat.

Lonely Planet has acknowledged their commitment to readers, writers, and the local community by naming BRTD their “favourite Sydney Bookshop.” Pop by the store next time you’re in Newtown and find out why.

Published Art Bookstore – SURRY HILLS

Published Art was opened in November 1999 by Sharon Tredinnick as a very specialised bookshop servicing the art, architecture and design communities.

Published Art is different from all other bookshops in both form and content, only the latest titles are kept in stock and the selection is made from the best international publishers of Design, Architecture, Art, Fashion, Typography and Photography books, as well as a smattering of childrens books that are Art and design related.




Specialising in hard-to-find alternative titles as well as mainstream reads, Crow Books amassed a cult following. They are even open until 10pm on Fridays, to satisfy any late night literary cravings.

New Edition – FREMANTLE 

New Edition is a place for lovers of fine books. From its humble beginnings in a small store on South Terrace 30 years ago, New Edition is now happily ensconced in the old Union Stores building on the corner of High and Henry Streets.

A Fremantle institution, New Edition is a must for those who love to browse; to touch, feel and be surrounded by books of all genres.

Not in your area? Order a copy from us directly for our Tiliqua Press store.

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