About Us

Melbourne's sexuality and gender diverse (queer) bookshop is set off Brunswick Street in the heart of Spanishtown at 63 Johnston Street, Fitzroy. With a huge range of fiction and non-fiction titles, coffee table books, erotica, DVDs, cards and the latest magazines from around the world, as well as tickets to all the main queer events, Hares & Hyenas is the one-stop shop for all your queer reading and entertainment needs.

Founded in 1991, Hares & Hyenas opened in Commercial Road, South Yarra, before having other outlets in Fitzroy and Collingwood. In 1999 Hares & Hyenas consolidated its business base back in Commercial Road, before moving to its current larger premises in 2006. Since its opening, Hares & Hyenas has presented over 1000 literary and performance events.

Establishing a cafe here in 2007, since 2012 Hares & Hyenas has been operating as a fully licensed performance venue. It currently hosts an average of three shows per week ranging from large seasons at the annual Midsumma, Comedy and Melbourne Fringe festivals to regular spoken word nights and events of all types presented by leading producers and artists.

The Hare Hole is the name of the performance venue at Hares & Hyenas, which is licensed for 80 and seats 75 people. The Hare Hole is available for events of all sorts, private functions, performances, panel discussions, meetings and more. Contact us if you would like to speak to us about bringing your next milestone event here.

Hares & Hyenas is the trading name of Palstat Pty Ltd

ABN: 28 067 516 205