Book donations

** Free pick-ups in Victoria and NSW for books in English are on hold as we are a bit behind in processing a large volume of donations.

Please  continue to reach out if you have books in French and Spanish that you would like to donate.**

BabelBooks sells quality pre-loved books to give them a new home and to support Magabala Books, a leading indigenous publisher in Australia.


BabelBooks collects books you would like to donate in English, French and Spanish. We are currently operating in Victoria and NSW and prefer to collect at least 50 books at a time.

In Melbourne, we come with boxes so there is no need to pack up your books. However, if you would prefer to box them yourself, please choose a small format (eg 40 cm X 30 cm X 30cm) so that one person can handle them. A box should not exceed 23kg.

In regional Victoria and NSW, donated books have to be boxed for our shipping partner to collect them. 

Unfortunately we cannot collect:

- books without ISBN barcode (barcode at the back of books),

- school and university textbooks,

- damaged books (eg broken spine, heavily affected by water, humidity or smoke),

- books subject to obsolescence (eg business books, encyclopaedia, old dictionaries, ...)

- coffee table books, magazines, travel guides and comic paperbacks.

Our book condition guide will give you a sense of the book conditions we accept.

If you would like to donate books, we will be delighted to organise a pick-up: just leave your contact details below and we will be in touch within 24h.

To go back to the home page and browse the various genres in stock, click here.