About Us

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The Mad Hatters Bookshop is an independent book shop and mini-wonderland in the heart of Manly, Brisbane. We opened in 2015 - taking over the previous book store - with the goal of making a magical space for book lovers and highlight the talented book creators in our community. Our former and current staff are published authors, illustrators, editors and publishers, as well as mums, students and members of this local community. Mostly importantly, we are mad about books!

We sell a range of books with a specialisation in children's literature, as well as games, toys, gifts and cards. You'll also find roleplaying, pop culture (Game of Thrones, Stranger Things, Pokemon, Star Wars, Dr. Who) and Harry Potter products in our Harry Potter room.

We run book clubs for both adults and kids, events & activities during the school holidays as well as book launches and bookish events during the year. We regularly work with schools, ordering book lists (including CBCA and Reader's Cup) and hosting pop-up bookshops at school events and conferences.

We are always happy to recommend a book whether it be a gift, issue-based, or just a good read! 

Come visit us. We're all mad here, but the best people usually are. 

- Laura, Lee, Esme, Hannah, Julian & Isabelle