Desire Books & Records


Great Reads and Rare Records in the Heart of Manly

Opening Times 

Monday – Closed

Tuesday – Closed

Wednesday – 10am – 5pm

Thursday – 10am – 5pm

Friday – 10 am – 5pm

Saturday – 10am – 5pm

Sunday – 10am – 5pm

Vintage Books and Records Store in Manly

What do you Desire?

Sydney’s Northern Beaches best bookshop with a huge variety of second hand books and records. Desire Books and Records offers classics, modern literature, poetry and philosophy. We are a rare gem, a little quirky and definitely fun. If you do not believe us, here’s proof. At Desire, you can find something you have never even thought of looking for.

There's no time like..."ahh the present"!

No matter if you are looking for an interesting read, a rare record or a gift for someone, Desire Books and Records has something for every occasion. If you are looking for a vintage classic or a special book, please feel free to call us , send us an email, or fill out our contact form, and we are happy to help you. 

We even sell cards and wrap your present, so you can get all you need for that special person (you were totally thinking of and absolutely did not forget to buy a present for) in our store.

Why we are special?

Desire Books and Records is not only a book shop, but a centre for arts and crafts. Not only do we sell books of local published authors, we also host events to give our community a platform to present their unique talents. Our Bonfire @ Desire events welcome all artists. We host these events once a month and for more information, please see our events page.