SECONDHAND BOOKSHOP in Bethania (QLD) sells and exchanges quality pre-owned books at competitive prices.

We are an Australian owned and operated business since 2010 and we are passionate about reading, recycling books and talking about books! Our inventory is varied with over 20,000 books currently in stock including:

. Fiction

. Non-Fiction

. Children

. Young Adults

. Comics

. Magazines

. Classics and Vintage Books

Enjoy shopping with online at our ebay store with confidence or visit our bookshop 6 days a week and meet our friendly staff.

Are you looking for a particular book?
Contact us for stock availability, if we have it in stock, we will list it online for you.

If we don't have your favourite book in stock, we will do our best to find it for you! 

Thank you for visiting our website and we look forward to welcoming you as our next valued customer!



We operate a book exchange program in-store 6 days a week.


We always appreciate book donations and kindly ask that they be nice and clean books so that we can re-sell them or donate them forward to.........


We donate money to Australian Charities at the end of each month from our sales profits. Every purchase you make, helps us 'Pay it Forward' to a Charity.

We also hold regular 'book sales' to raise funds for local food pantries.

View our Charity Calendar


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About Secondhand Bookshop

Hello, my name is Sandra and in 2015 I started with the simple idea of selling my personal books on ebay.

After a few months, it grew into a busy online business and it has been growing ever since.

In 2023 I proudly opened the Secondhand Bookshop in Bethania (QLD)

I am an Australian owned and operated small business owner, selling quality clean pre-loved books of all genres with over 20,000 books in stock and growing every day. I am passionate about books and love talking to customers! 

I put lots of love and careful thought into all that I do with the bookshop, it's not a job for me, it is a labour of love!

I am supported by a great team of friendly people that love reading and talking books, come and visit meet them soon!

I hope that you enjoy your shopping experience with my business and share it with your family and friends. 

Thank you for your support and helping my business to PAY IT FORWARD !

Sandra Emslie (Founder/Director)