AH, the power of Netflix. Ever since the novel-turned-film To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before hit the streaming giant earlier this month, we’ve all been in love with it. For many, it was a dream to see our favourite characters brought to life by Lana Condor and Noah Centineo. For others, it was the chance to discover their beautiful love story – one, which first started on the pages of the original book by Jenny Han.
As many fans have pointed out, there is a lot more Lara Jean x Peter sweet moments in the book so if you’re looking for a good dose of the feels, the book is the way to go. The only problem is, the first book appears to be very low in stock across Australia, to the point that a number of stores are completely sold out.
One of these stores includes BOOKFACE Macarthur Square in NSW’s Campbelltown. Acting manager Haydon Leigh says their store hasn’t been able to order the book in Australia so they’ve been reaching out to the United States.
Leigh told PEDESTRIAN.TV their next shipment will be coming in on September 4 where 200 books will be “distributed immediately to people who already ordered a copy” across multiple stores.
There have been a “bunch of requests” for the first book with two or three orders for the whole trilogy. A smart move, at this point.
And it’s the same story for everyone’s fave Kinokuniya in Sydney.
Over in Melbourne, Readings Carlton is also feeling the sold out sting. They told PEDESTRIAN.TV their two Carlton stores have 42 customer orders in total for the first book – 12 for Readings Kids and 30 for Readings Carlton. And that’s just two of their seven stores in Victoria.
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As To All The Boys came out back in 2014, Leigh was surprised the book was suddenly flying off the shelves but gave all the credit to Netflix.
The good news in all of this? The book is doing exceptionally well and we’re all very happy for Jenny Han. Some more good news – there are endless copies of the audiobook version of To All The Boys.
The audiobook is actually free if you sign up for an Audible trial. There are also plenty of eBook versions up for grabs. If you’re feeling lucky, have a go at the usual online stores and you could score a copy there. Amazon Australia will have some hardcover copies in stock come September 1.
To All The Boys is followed by P.S I Still Love You and Forever and Always, Lara Jean.
The film adaption of the dreamy novel is available on Netflix, now.
In the mean time, here are some other fabulous books to lose yourself in.Image: Netflix / To All The Boys I've Loved Before