Three Secondhand Bookshops to Browse

Grab yourself a coffee and get exploring.

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No one likes an empty bookcase shelf.

It just doesn't feel right. While we wait for the annual Lifeline Bookfest in March, here are some of our favourite places to scour for a budget library.

Toowoomba Books Secondhand

Never Ending Stories

This large Lifeline store is tucked into the Range Shopping Centre. Entirely devoted to books, the store is a treasure-trove of non-fiction, fiction and magazines. Just remember it's closed on Sundays (which, if you're like us, you'll forget anyway).

Where: The Range Shopping Centre, 11 James Street


The Next Chapter

Sharing a space with The Sewing Exchange just down the road from Mingle Café, The Next Chapter promises an array of interesting books on all subjects. There's an eclectic range of recent bestsellers and long-forgotten niches.

Where: 22 Russell Street (near the corner of Ruthven Street)


A Novel Experience

This local secret is an exchange program, as well as a store. With a good selection of non-fiction and a vast selection of fiction (all genres), you could easily lose yourself in here for an hour. Bring along some of your own books to exchange them on the spot for some new reads.

Where: corner of Perth and Phillip Streets


while you're here...

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