About Us

About the Constant Reader

The Constant Reader Bookshop is a village-style bookshop on the Lower North Shore in Sydney. Opened in May 1979 it is one of the oldest independent bookshops in the City. After ten years on the northern side of Willoughby Road the shop moved across the road to its current location doubling its original size. At 238 Sq metres it is also one of the larger independents, a key to its ability to stock the range it does without being overwhelming. In 2012 the original owner, Peter Kirby sold the business to his then manager, Jay Lansdown, who has continued to run the shop on the same philosophy and spirit in which it was started.

Known for its wide range of curated titles the shop has something for all discerning readers from six months old to 106 (but not 107 year olds). Constant Reader staff are all broad readers and will always help to find you the book you are looking for as well as putting in your hands the one you didn’t know you were looking for. There are 8 staff employed by the shop with a total of 60 years experience in selling books, and countless lifetimes of reading them.

The Writers at Stanton program started in 1990, with our first author being Kay Cottee, the first woman to sail solo around the world. With the aim of bringing authors and readers together the Writers at Stanton program has now been running for 24 years and averages 1 author a week throughout the year. The program is one of the last free lunchtime author events left in the city and is still going strong.

Please feel free to drop us a line on the Contact Us page we are always happy to help. We look forward to seeing you soon.



Constant Reader Privacy Statement




Monstrum Pty Ltd ACN 160 492 273 trading as Constant Reader (“we” or “us”) in the course of operating its business and selling and supplying books and other merchandise (“products”) may collect personal information provided by persons who visit this website. Personal information is any information that identifies or could reasonably identify an individual. We understand and appreciate that the information visitors to this website provide to us in dealing with us will often be personal information and of a private or personal nature. 

We respect your privacy and set out in this policy statement information relating to our collection of personal information in the course of our business and how we deal with that information. This policy statement also explains how you can gain access to your personal information and request a correction of any personal information held by us which is inaccurate, incomplete or out of date. 

What is the personal information that we collect and why we do so

Generally, you can visit this website without telling us who you are or providing other personal information, other than as set out in this policy statement. The amount and type of information we collect will depend on how you use this website. 

If you register on this website to access information on this website as a registered user or you make online purchases through this website we ask for and record personal information such as your name, home address, email address, telephone number and credit card details. Should products be purchased for someone else we also request their name and delivery address. We may also: 

invite any questions you have on a product that you are seeking; and

request that you provide comments or suggestions on how we can improve your online experience with us.

We request this information from you primarily so that we can sell and supply products to you. However we also use this information to let you know of the availability of products and or events in which you may be interested (if you have indicated to us you wish to be notified of such matters) and to respond to your questions and comments. If you are a registered user of this website receiving general communications from us but do not wish to continue to receive those general communications, you may unsubscribe by logging on to the website and emailing us through our ‘contact us page’. 

The personal information that you provide to us is only disclosed by us:

to third party service providers who we contract with in order for us to complete a transaction with you (such as electronic payment and funds transfer service providers and product delivery service providers). These third party service providers only use the personal information we disclose to them for the purpose of providing their services to us and they are subject to the requirements of the Privacy Act (Cth) in the use and disclosure of that personal information;

in circumstances where you have given prior consent to the disclosure; or 

as required or authorised by law.

There is no obligation on you to provide information to us however the consequences of not doing so where we ask you to provide information include an inability to make purchases of products through this website or to become a registered user of this website. 

Access to personal information we hold about you

You can request access to the personal information we hold concerning you by contacting shop@constantreader.com.au . If you believe that we are holding personal information regarding you that is inaccurate, incomplete or out of date you may ask that we amend the relevant information held by contacting Shop@constantreader.com.au . 


Cookies are small data files downloaded from our website and stored on your hard drive. A cookie allows us to identify the computer you are using and your login details if you are a registered user of the website and login to the website. Cookies are also used to record such matters as customer preferences, website pages visited and session information (including products added to the online shopping cart). This information allows us to provide a better online experience to the return visitors to our website. 


The protection of the personal information you provide to us is of the greatest importance to us. For this reason: 

we use industry standard encryption technologies when receiving and transferring your information through our website;

we endeavour to store your personal information securely so as to avoid misuse or loss of that information and unauthorised access to, disclosure of and amendment to that information; and

when we no longer require to keep your personal information, we permanently destroy it or de-identify it.