Northcote’s Buck Mulligan’s specialises and sells both Irish whiskey and literature, boasting around 500 handpicked titles with an ambition to stock close to 80 variants of whiskey.
The shelves are stocked with the likes of Joyce, Wilde, Lawrence Sterne and more with fresh pressings sitting beside imported, rare finds.
“It’s hard for bookshops to survive these days – you have to have some sort of genre focus,” said owner Eamonn Hennessy to The Sydney Morning Herald. “But Melbourne is a great city for books and independent bookshops. It’s like Dublin a bit.”