The health and wellbeing of our customers is our priority

Given the unprecedented impact of coronavirus (COVID-19),

Better Read Literary Tours will suspend all 2020/2021 tours.

Future dates for all four international tours will be advised as soon as we are able to safely proceed with international travel. 

We offer four international tours and are working hard to create new and compelling travel opportunities for the. Be the first to learn of new tours by following us on Instagram and Facebook, and subscribing to our newsletter.

Better Read Than Dead, nestled in the heart of Newtown’s lively King Street, is one of Sydney’s most iconic and beloved independent bookshops — and Lonely Planet’s favourite Sydney bookshop. Better Read Than Dead has been an active member of Sydney’s literary community for over two decades, renowned for its enthusiastic support of authors and its keen engagement with wide-ranging literary events. 


Better Read Than Dead launched Better Read Literary Tours in 2017. The acquisition of Bookshop Travel has led Better Read Literary Tours to combine Better Read Than Dead’s wealth of bookish knowledge with the expertise of this trusted educational tour company to provide our travellers with a programme of thoughtfully curated, fully escorted tours to the world’s most fascinating literary destinations. 



The Mindful Writer

with Walter Mason



Russian Classics

with Rosamund Bartlett



Creative Writing in the Cotswolds

with Kate Forsyth



Memoir Writing in Paris

with Patti Miller

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