OOOh my I am so in love with this brand new shop – PERIMETER BOOKS in Thornbury. I must admit I am completely biased, because the clever couple behind this new venture are my dear friends Justine Ellis and Dan Rule.
Justine and Dan seriously know about books. They are a superbly multi-skilled team – Dan is a respected local writer and arts columnist for The Age. (He also writes about music and many other things, for lots of publications listed here). Justine works at Michi Girl and also at much-loved Northside fashion boutique Monkhouse. This prolific pair ALSO publish independent titles under the name And Collective – you may recall Sequins and Sequence, the gorgeous Kat Macleod book which they published last year. And NOW they have their own shop. Sheesh.
What is great about Perimeter Books is that they seriously have stuff no one else has. The focus is on independent titles, artists’ books, limited editions, and cult-status indie design magazines that you simply will not find anywhere else in Melbourne. They EVEN have Meg Mateo Ilasco‘s wonderful stationery line – and will very soon be stocking the super popular Anthology magazine, edited by Ilasco. (M.M Ilasco is a bit famous in US indie/designy/bloggy circles – if you’ve been obsessed with Design*Sponge for the last 5 years like me you will know all about her!)
ANYWAY. I digress. If you love books and independent publishing, you must pop in and support this lovely local venture! If you live reeeaaallly far away, you will be forgiven for shopping online instead. But you should totally visit in person if you can, cos the DIY fit-out is super cuteness.
748 High Street
ph. 03 9484 8101
Wednesday – 12.00pm – 6.00pm
Thursday – 12.00pm – 6.00pm
Friday – 12.00pm – 7.oopm
Saturday – 10.00am – 5.00pm