vision of The Bodhi Tree is to raise the
consciousness and wellbeing of the community. We do this
conscious development in all areas of life - at work, at home and
at play and through inspiring and
cultivating wisdom that draws on both western and eastern
philosophies. The business is owned and run by Karen Kotze.
namesake The Bodhi Tree is a symbol
ultimate potential that lies within us all.
are carefully selected, to provide the best and most helpful books
in each category. If we don’t stock a book you’re looking for, you
can ask our helpful staff to order it in for you.
are plenty of elegant chairs around the bookstore for your ease and
comfort while browsing, with ample wheelchair
bookstore for those who live too far away to visit our
can add a new dimension to your business meetings by utilising our
lounge area at the front of the store. The full length windows
provide a peaceful outlook to the attractive park across the road,
and the area is sufficiently secluded to allow for conversation
away from the busy café and bookstore areas.
is also an excellent venue for book clubs and other small meeting
groups. The area is well equipped with power points for your laptop
computer, and free WiFi Internet access is available – please ask
at the book counter for the access code.
A state of the art electronic keyboard for
the enjoyment of all graces the front corner of the store. If you
are a musician and would like to pop in and play (blues or easy
listening music), please feel welcome to do so – just check in at
the book counter. You may also bring along your own instrument. See
page to read about who you might see
believe that your hard earned money should be spent as wisely as
possible, so we select items that are made with social
and environmental mindfulness.
Fairtrade goods, items made from sustainable
resources, and local artisans. New stock arrives every
stylish and comfortable furniture, the cafe offers a delicious
range of sweet and savoury snacks and light meals. We are 95%
vegetarian, and all our food and drinks are free from chemical
additives and preservatives. Plenty of gluten-free options are
available, and we endeavour to use organic produce as much as
divine coffee is FairTrade and organic (as are many of our teas).
Customer feedback is generally along the lines of "Oh wow! This is
the BEST coffee in Perth...the world...Australia...I've ever had in
inspiring selection of magazines, books and daily newspapers are
available for your enjoyment. Our warm and friendly staff are keen
to make sure you are well looked after, so please let us know if
you have any special needs, and we will do what we can to meet
Workshops, Events and
have an exciting schedule of options to keep you inspired /
motivated / happy / healthy / wise. These include in-store talks,
book signings, workshops, movies and all sorts of other stuff. See
Calendar for details of what's coming up, or read about our past
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Perth's Most Unique
Bookstore Cafe | Mt Hawthorn