About Us

All great bookstores come with a story.

Bookoccino is no exception.

The original Northern Beaches bookstore, Bookoccino was founded in 1992 by Margaret and Roger Hutchings, who promised that it would be

‘more than just a bookstore’.

We stand by that promise.

Now owned by Raymond Bonner, a former foreign correspondent and an author himself, and dedicated bibliophile Sally Tabner, our vision is for a sophisticated cultural space, offering a calm and relaxed place to engage, escape and be enlightened.


After 26 years we have moved from 37a Old Barrenjoey Road, a much loved shop at the heart of Avalon village, full of history and fond memories, into a building directly opposite, at number 66. Our new space has been designed by award-winning architect Drew Heath to celebrate the beauty and timelessness of literature. Come and enjoy a Little Italy coffee, a glass of wine or a bite to eat from our elegant bar menu. We use produce of the finest quality and serve everything with a smile. We look forward to seeing you soon.

66 Old Barrenjoey Rd
Avalon 2107

(02) 9973 1244