About Us

About Book Grocer

Book Grocer is an Australian, family-owned book business established in 2000.

We specialise in Bargain Book Boxes, including our famous Mystery Book Box and Book Advent Calendar, and a wide range of fiction and non-fiction, all discounted from the RRP, across new, remainder and secondhand.

What we offer

Today, Book Grocer offers almost 60,000 titles across retail, remainder and secondhand books in all genres. You can now sell your books to Book Grocer - we now buy book collections and libraries.

As we add more secondhand books to our collection, we're excited about continuing to make books more affordable and reducing waste.

How it all began

Founded in May 2000, the business was then known as Castlebooks - the name we still use for our wholesale business. The first Castlebooks store is pictured below in Kingston, Canberra.


From bookshops to bookgrocer.com

The first Book Grocer stores opened in 2007, in Brunswick and Northcote, Melbourne (pictured below). Between 2007 and 2020 we opened and closed 120 stores across Australia. In 2020, we closed many of our stores to focus on online sales during COVID.

The heart of the business

Located in Tullamarine on the northern edge of Melbourne, our 1800sqm warehouse is the beating heart of the business. Our fantastic team unpacks stock, picks orders and ships out books all day long. We have nearly 60,000 titles in stock, and this number is growing all the time.

Our current stores

Currently Book Grocer stores can be found in Melbourne (Northcote, Spencer Outlet Centre and Bourke Street), Canberra (Majura Park), and Newcastle (Hunter Street). Our lovely staff are ready to help you find your next great read. Plus, you can order online and pick up in-store for free.