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About Foreign Language Bookshop

At Foreign Language Bookshop, we care about all the world's languages and see our mission as not only to supply Value and Excellence in language materials but also as a company, to ensure that all staff have a deep respect of customers of all cultures and afford each and every person a sense of belonging each and every time they visit our multicultural workplace and; inspire passion for languages, books, music and film and promote the power of languages for achieving tolerance throughout the world.

Foreign Language Bookshop is located at 9-11 Victoria Street Fitzroy, within the fringe of the Melbourne CBD and holds stocks in over 125 languages.

With tens of thousands of titles in over 125 languages, Foreign Language Bookshop is one of the largest and oldest language bookshops in the world..

For over 70 years we have catered for students of all ages, immigrants, emigrants, travellers, language schools, LOTE and ESL teachers, Government officials and business customers with products to suit anybody wanting to learn, extend, read or watch one of the world’s many diverse languages.

Our highly-trained multilingual staff will expertly advise you in your language learning requirements and help you achieve your goals faster and with greater success.

We offer an extensive range of the following products from our website or our Fitzroy flagship store :

  • Language learning courses (audio, book and software), kits, grammar book, verb books, easy readers, parallel texts…..and so much more.
  • Dictionaries in over 100 languages (including general, specialist, CD-ROM, visual and children’s dictionaries).
  • Adult fiction, non-fiction and children’s books in over 100 languages, with significant collections in French, Spanish, Italian, German, Chinese, Vietnamese, Russian and many other languages.
  • Most extensive range of language translators and portable dictionaries available in Australia.
  • Hundreds of titles of award-winning foreign language films and music.
  • Large travel book collection, stocking the complete Lonely Planet range plus many other titles (guides, phrase books, travel literature and DVDs).
  • Foreign language board games and other gifts.
  • “English as a Second Language” (ESL) products, with specialty products designed to cater for new immigrants, foreign learners and children alike.

We accept orders online, by e-mail, phone or fax and offer a door-to-door delivery service. Payment can be arranged online by credit card or you can send us a bank draft or money order. We accept cheques by prior arrangement.