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Marysville BookNest relies on donations of pre-loved books, but please, no magazines, no textbooks and no condensed books. Our main groupings are

General fiction


Literary fiction

An arbitrary category, sometimes defined by available shelf space, but think: authors who have won awards,

Crime and Thrillers

We have well known names such as Ian Rankin, Patricia Cornwell and Lee Child and​ many others, as well as a selection of "true crime".

Biography (and autobiograpy)

The usual suspects of politicians, military leaders and sports-people, along with "ordinary people" whose stories illuminate the times in which they lived.

Children and young adults



As well as guide books for places we have not been allowed to go, we also have a selection of travel writing.

Also History, PoetryGardening, Current affairs, Cooking



Special Books Online

Booknest has established online sales via the Biblio platform, for special books including some first editions.

Click here to access,


Donation from Judith Rodriguez estate

BookNest have received a generous donation of a large number of books from the estate of noted Australian poet Judith Rodriguez.

Books from this collection are progressively being offered for sale in a special section of the BookNest shop.

Art Books

Community Browsing Library

BookNest received a donation of over 200 books on visual arts form Rosemary Mangiamele (1943-2023), for use as a community art library.

This is located in MIRA on shelves built at the Men's Shed.

It is available for browsing during normal MIRA opening hours.

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