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What is Bookery?

Bookery, a business of CAVAL Ltd (, is Australia’s largest online and retail specialist for teachers and students of English as a second language (ESL, ELT, TESOL and TEFL) linguistics and foreign languages.

We have the largest range of textbooks, teacher and student resources and language materials in Australasia.

Our products

On display in our Victoria Street Fitzroy store you will find materials from the world’s leading ELT publishers (large and small), including but not limited to:

  • English as a second language (ESL) and English language teaching (ELT) textbooks, dictionaries, readers, exercise books, self-teaching materials and teacher/classroom resources
  • Foreign language teaching and learning materials from lower primary to adult and tertiary levels, including textbooks, learning courses, dictionaries and more
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) resources and materials for science, business, mathematics, humanities and languages courses

Looking for something obscure?

Contact our special orders service . With a little time, we can source most hard-to-get titles from our extensive global contacts.

Along with our retail store, we also accept orders online, by e-mail, phone or fax, with payment by credit card or Trading Account. All orders are delivered promptly to your door.

Education discounts and trade accounts

Are you a teacher, school, government organisation or private educational institution? Open an Education Account with Bookery for generous discounts, easy repeat ordering and saved title lists, trade account payment options and more.

Learn more about Education Account services and discounts.

Retail store

Our retail store and offices are located at 9 - 11 Victoria Street Fitzroy, Victoria AUSTRALIA. Come in, browse our extensive range, and chat to our academically-qualified and friendly staff members.

Online store

You can also browse and purchase from our extensive language resources collection online at

We are the only online education bookstore in Australia where you have the power to browse ESL and language textbooks and resources by category, subject and level. For ways to simplify your search, see our Search tips .

Although Bookery is 100% Australian-owned and operated, we ship language education products all over the world on a daily basis. See our Shipping rates but be aware that there are some restrictions - see Shipping restrictions for details.

Wholesale language education resources

We are leading suppliers to many ELT specialist bookshops throughout Australasia. Learn more about buying language or literacy learning products wholesale from Bookery .


We stock and represent many leading overseas ELT and ESL book and software publishers, including:

  • Clarity Language Consultants
  • Garnet Education
  • Intelligene
  • John Benjamins Publishing
  • Mary Glasgow
  • New Readers Press
  • ProLingua Associates
  • TESOL Publications

Foreign Languages Bookshop

If you’re searching for books, films, gifts, games and more in languages other than English, visit our sister store, the Foreign Language Bookshop – one of the oldest and largest language bookshops in the world!

Our commitment to you

At Bookery , our multicultural team is 100% committed to providing you with excellent personal service and exceptional value. Our staff members are academically-qualified, knowledgeable and have a deep respect for world languages and cultures. We are all passionate about language learning, and believe in the power of communication to achieve tolerance and understanding across cultural borders. So, stop by and say hi in any language. You’ll always receive a warm welcome.

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