About Planet Books

Originally opening as a video store Planet has had a long and celebrated history on Beaufort Street. In December 1990 Planet first opened its doors after the metamorphosis of its predecessor Topshow Video. A few years later in 1996 Planet added music and film sales to its portfolio. Owners Haydn and Anthea Robinson had a vision to create Perth’s left of centre culture shop.


With the bookshop edition in 2006 Planet Books was formed. The Planet Bookstore is splitting at the seams with books, collectibles and giftware. With titles spanning all genres, from cult to music, design to travel, and then some, it’s Mt. Lawley’s best store for the literary folk in Perth.


In theory if you come to Planet you can watch the film, hear the soundtrack, play the game, buy the poster and read the script or buy the book it was based upon. No matter what kind of literature you’re into, we’re constantly getting new stock in to cater to all of your needs and desires.


We import from publishers far and wide including Harpers, Phaidon, Taschen and Penguin. Planet Books has Perth’s best range of erotica, photography, cooking and art books. Visit the store today and our book experts will help you find what you’re looking for.


‘Empty Shelves’ by White Hedgehog Productions was made as a tribute to the final days of Planet Video. Special mentions to Jarrod White, Finnian Williamson and Rachael Carder for crafting the piece. Let’s make new memories in the next 20 years with Planet Books!  …

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