We are a Book loving community aiming to make a difference. Far too many books are simply thrown away or destroyed and we want to change that. It’s estimated that in Australia alone, around 4.5 million books end up in landfill every year and we’re on a mission to make that number zero!

Based in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, we operate as a second hand book business, hosting a number of events each month with the aim of re-homing as many second hand books as possible. We also have a small shop in Ballarat, “The Vault”, where we showcase the rarest and most collectable books that we’ve saved.

We believe books should be passed on and on for someone else to enjoy, bounced around from owner to owner, so we created Book Bounce to give second hand books another chance to be loved and enjoyed. We search for unwanted books through any medium we can, as well as accepting donations of unwanted books. Since February 2022, we have saved over 60,000 books from going to landfill.

It's our mission to save all the books we can and to keep as many books out of landfill as possible. We consider the environmental impact of adding old books to landfill, so part of our mission is to repurpose old books which are beyond saving, by considering how the old paper can be recycled and reused.

A big part of our mission is to allow children to have access to reading material. We as a business, take pride in giving back where we can to support our community, hence we have donated thousands of books to local kids and organisations.

Thank you for supporting our mission and if you have any books you were thinking of throwing/giving away, feel free to contact us and we would be happy to help :)

-Garrison & Josh

Book Bounce


A big part of our mission at Book Bounce is to help connect children with books. We want to help by creating opportunities for kids to gain access to a variety of reading material.

In our ethos, we strive to give back where we can to allow the beginning of creative thinking, innovative writing and compelling artistic creative direction for our future creators.

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