We want to help Mother Earth:
- Let's reuse books! Stretch your budget a little further and reduce the need for additional paper - saving trees, water and CO2 emissions. Our books are sourced from Australia (that means no transport from overseas :-) ) and delivered 100% carbon neutral thanks to our shipping partner Sendle. And our packaging is recyclable.
We support multi-cultural Australia:
- We provide books in several languages, with English, French and Spanish in our Babel Corner. Our dream is to have multiple languages (including First Nations ones).
We care about Australia's unique heritage:
- We give 10% of our revenues to Magabala Books, a leading Indigenous publisher based in WA, to support publications in First Nations languages. Because perpetuating a language is essential to preserve a culture.
We want to help Mother Earth:Let's reuse books! Stretch your budget a little further and reduce the need for additional paper - saving trees, water and CO2 emissions. Our books are sourced from Australia (that means no transport from overseas :-) ) and delivered 100% carbon neutral thanks to our shipping partner Sendle. And our packaging is recyclable.
We support multi-cultural Australia:We provide books in several languages, with English, French and Spanish in our Babel Corner. Our dream is to have multiple languages (including First Nations ones).
We care about Australia's unique heritage:We give 10% of our revenues to Magabala Books, a leading Indigenous publisher based in WA, to support publications in First Nations languages. Because perpetuating a language is essential to preserve a culture.
Ordered the book on Sunday, it arrived 2 days later. Condition was described as 'fair' but it was near-perfect. Very pleased with the service. Thank you.
I ordered from Babel on Friday last week, secondhand, and it arrived a week later - beautiful used good copy, excellent service!
Love that they had my childhood book available, I’ve been searching for it for years and couldn’t believe they had. Thank you very much
I was extremely happy with my recent experience purchasing two books from BabelBooks. You have a great selection and both books arrived super fast and in fantastic condition. I was also touched by the handwritten thank you note. I love the concept of recirculating second hand books and will be using Babel as my online bookstore of choice in the future.
I recently purchased ‘Anything is Possible’ by Elizabeth Strout. Upon browsing the BabelBooks website I was excited to see this book available in hardcover. When received it was exactly as described and great condition! One very happy customer.
I found a childhood favourite on the site and was so pleased to discover another Australian bookseller that cares about a circular economy. The customer care was wonderful, they were careful enough to check the condition before shipping it out to me which I think is an amazing touch.
Fantastic customer service and the book was exactly as described. Thank you!
I was so happy with my books, beautiful condition, they arrived so quickly from interstate. I am so very pleased. Eccentric topics that I thought would be impossible to find. Thank you Babel Books, keep up the great work, we love you and so does our planet.
So thrilled to find an old classic for my young 6 year old son. Thank you Babel Books for giving me and others in the community an opportunity to purchase such books.
C'est super d'avoir acces à des livres en francais d'un distributeur local. Il y a un excellent choix de titres et d'auteurs avec quelques perles rares ici et là. Lorsque la description de l'état du livre est "very good" c'est que le livre est dans un excellent état, presque comme neuf parfois. J'ai acheté plus de vingt livres à date et je suis tres satisfait. Le seul hic c'est le cout de livraison mais je sais que c'est beaucoup moins cher que de faire venir des livres en francais de la France.
It is difficult to find books in French in Cairns and I am very happy with the books I purchased from BabelBooks. The delivery was quick and I think that recycling books is a fantastic idea. Good value for money.
Thank you for creating this platform! Children's books can be pricey, especially when the books are in a "foreign" language. It's great that I can do my part for the planet while also finding books I don't have to translate as I read them. The French books I got my son are beautiful, some of them classics I enjoyed when I was a little girl. Will be buying again :)
A wonderful, environmentally conscious and socially responsible service - thank you!! I was delighted to find a bookstore in Australia where I could purchase pre-loved books in French. The lovely hand-written note is a nice touch too. Highly recommend :)
The books are in an amazing condition, I am really glad I have ordered with you. I will definitely order again as it is so hard to find books in French in Australia!
Thanks BabelBooks! Nous avons bien reçu le colis, et sommes super contents de découvrir tous ces livres pleins de couleurs et de mots nouveaux. The books are in excellent condition. We are very happy to be supporting such a wonderful business and look forward our next order & delivery. Merci !
This is a great way to obtain French novels. The delivery was quick and efficient. I will definitely use this online service again.
Absolutely brilliant to be able to purchase my French books here in Australia! The books came very quickly and are in fantastic condition. Je suis vraiment contente.
Easy service to use and overall great. A simple straightforward process. Would have liked a bit more of French books but pricing is pretty good.
Hesitating to buy pre-loved books online?
Buying second-hand books online can be a little scary and we strive to make it a great experience for you.
To manage Corona-virus contamination risk, we leave books in quarantine too: they remain untouched for at least 14 days after receiving them. Then books are sorted and become available online. Deliveries are contactless via our shipping partner Sendle.
To help you form a view on a book content, you will find a synopsis as well as information on prize shortlisting and awards when relevant.
You can leave book reviews too if you have a little more time!
To understand the book condition, our book condition guide will help you make a decision.
To compare prices and delivery timeframes, you will find our shipping policy here: most customers enjoy the ability to buy affordable books ... and fill up their cart with a few books (4, 5, ... up to 10 or more sometimes). This means we cannot offer a flat rate as most parcels are well above 1kg!
To check what customers think about BabelBooks, their feedback is available here.
And you can reach out anytime of course, for further questions or suggestions, at email@example.com