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We are always looking for more second hand books, so please get in touch if you have some books you think we might like, but please, no magazines, no textbooks and no condensed books.

If you would like to volunteer in the shop we would love to see you. Call in when we are open or email us via the contact page on this site.

Our overall aim

To inspire reading, writing and storytelling for all, with people of all ages and lived experiences, and strengthen community connections in the Marysville and Triangle community.


1. To be a dynamic and inclusive community-run, not-for-profit group, that makes decisions by open discussion and consensus; and to ensure that all people are included and welcomed to participate in the BookNest in however best they can contribute.

2 To coordinate, manage and run a sustainable and quality second-hand bookshop in Marysville, that provides a diverse and accessible collections of books

3 To contribute funds raised through the bookshop to diverse and creative reading and writing projects locally and with partners in other communities; as well as other local community arts, music and cultural programs.

4 To coordinate and organise a diversity of reading and writing projects, including:

-- Working with local schools to further reading and writing resources and opportunities for children and young people

-- Organise regular writing workshops on all sorts of writing

-- Amplify and support local writing through publications and spoken word and reading events

-- Coordinate a regular reading and writing festival in Marysville

-- Develop a partnership to support other literacy and creative writing projects in communities where such resources are limited

5. To collaborate with partner and other organisations locally, including MiRA, TAG, Marysville Historical Society, Marysville and Triangle Community Foundation, Murrindindi Council.



The Marysville BookNest is auspiced by the Triangle Arts Group. We thank them and our many other supporters, particularly:

The Marysville and District Historical Society for the use of the replica police office that houses the BookNest, The Friends of the Library Alexandra Bookshop and particularly Ron Cooper for support and advice, the Marysville and District Lions Club for some initial seed funding, and the many people who have donated their pre-loved books.

Our 2019 writing workshops were generously supported by the Marysville and Triangle Community Foundation. (Now Foundation Murrindindi).

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