I guess you could say it all started after a succession of sleepless nights led to the perfect name for a second-hand bookstore! What's in a name? Everything!


A lifetime of book *ahem* collecting and a whole lot of 'the right place at the right time' and Bin Chicken Books Brisbane was officially launched in the later end of 2020. First as a virtual bookstore, then with market pop ups around Brisbane and finally, as a bricks and mortar store in April 2022. A true, from the ground up small business! 


At Bin Chicken Books you can find quality reads that you may not find at your local op shop; award winning treasures, translated, queer and intersectional global literature, as well as diverse baby board books, picture books, middle grade chapter books and YA.

We believe that One Chook’s Trash is Another Chook’s Treasure. We want to save as many books as we can from landfill and make reading excellent literature accessible for everyone.


Why choose Bin Chicken Books?

Well because BCB books have a pretty long shelf life!

And on these shelves you'll find books of quality, in both physical appearance and content. You'll find a constantly growing intentionally curated selection of new and preloved diverse, intersectional adult and kids books from local and global authors and illustrators.

If you're ordering online, Bin Chicken Books uses 100% home compostable mailers so that you can be sure that it’s not just your new (old) books that are skipping the landfill.

So, if you’ve got the environment at heart and a desire to diversify your reading habits, stick your beak in the BCB book bin and start building on your sustainable, intersectional collection today!

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Come along and browse in person from 10.30am to 5pm Tuesday to Thursday and from 10am to 5pm Friday and Saturday.*

You'll find the shop right next door to New Farm Cinemas on Brunswick Street in New Farm!

Shop A, 701 Brunswick Street, New Farm, QLD 4005

*Online orders are open 24/7 unless otherwise advised.


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