Brisbane's Best Secondhand Bookshops

In our increasingly fast-paced world where technology rules the roost, the simple act of losing one's self in a good book can be a blissful experience. Fortunately, there are still some fantastic secondhand book shops dotted around the greater Brisbane area for those who appreciate just how magical reading - the old-fashioned way - truly can be:

An historic inner city church has been converted into what would have to be Brisbane's most gorgeous and charming secondhand bookshop, packed to the pulpit with good pre-loved reads from the same peeps who brought you Brisbane's only 24/7 bookshop Logical Unsanity
Over a million fine old books are waiting to be discovered at this unique CBD bookstore. And when we say 'old' books we mean rare editions, collectibles, Shakespeare, children's classics and so much more
It's almost impossible to walk past this brightly-coloured West End bookstore, and why would you want to? They've got practically every book under the sun, plus an owner ready and willing to help with your book search quest
This quirky Bardon book shed is here to satisfy your book cravings at any hour of the day. That's right - this eclectic treasure trove is open 24/7, meaning there's never a wrong time to score a book bargain
Readers of all ages will get a kick out of this not-for-profit bookstore in an industrial southside estate. Housed in an old Salisbury grenade factory, this cute store houses a huge collection of books, including a colourful kids' zone
If you love a good cuppa with your book, then this cosy Woolloongabba store is a must. Although relatively compact, the collection of books is impressive, and better still - they serve Merlo coffee and tasty toasties
This place is akin to being holed up in a cosy lounge room that just so happens to be filled with books. You'll find comfy couches, super-cheap prices and, obviously, some great books. Better still, all proceeds go to charity
The name says it all really. This Hillcrest store is so fantastically jam packed with titles that unearthing a new read can be an exciting adventure in itself. Also, bring along a quality pre-loved book and you could snare a nice discount
Hidden down an industrial side street, Lawnton Book Stop carries over 30 000 titles across all genres

One of Brisbane's best secondhand book shops, the Mt Gravatt Bookshop is a local institution and well worth a browse if in the neighbourhood

From phone boxes to retro fridges and a whole lot in between, street libraries of all shapes and sizes are literally popping up all over the place. With over 70 of these honesty box-style libraries now in residence, chances are there's one near you.

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