About the heading Books Retail in Yellow Pages®
Book retailers, better known as bookstores or bookshops, are retailers who sell books to the general public. Books come in different formats, such as paperbacks, hardcover, audio books and e-books. Paperbacks have a soft cover and hardcover books have a hard cardboard, and therefore more durable, cover. Audio books are recordings of a book being read and can be listened to electronically or streamlined to an electronic device. E-books are books you can read and listen to through an electronic device.
Books are available in different genres, for example, thrillers, classics, general interest, science fiction, gay and lesbian, military, health and various textbooks. Books are either non-fiction or fiction. Non-fiction is true and is considered to be based on real events, real people, real places and historical accounts. Fiction is based on imaginary people, events, places and writings.
Well known Australian fiction writers include Anne Clancy, Dorothy Porter, Tim Winton and Thomas Keneally. Books are published by publishing companies which in Australia include ABC Commercial, Harper Collins Publishers Australia, Penguin Books Australia and Random House Books Australia. Well known international publishers include Phantom Books and Oxford University Press.
Books are available in department stores and newsagencies, and at many airports and train and bus stations. Book retailers can be found in cities and metropolitan and regional areas and many are open seven days a week. Some book retailers will source rare or difficult to find copies of books and import these books to Australia for the interested buyer. If you are looking for information on book retailers look under this heading in Yellow Pages®.