Books for Children and those that care for them.

The Book Garden

Welcome to The Book Garden: Books for children and the people who care for them.

About The Book Garden

The Book Garden

About The Book Garden

The Book Garden is proudly Australian owned and currently celebrating 36 years. We are part of the American Bookstore. We have a physical location in Brisbane.

Our Story

A momentous event took place in a Sydney garage on September 14th 1980.

Encouraged by our father (bookseller Maurice Zavelsky), we (Deborah and Carmel) began The Book Garden.

We started the business with a tiny budget, a small range of stock and two cars. We split Sydney into two sales areas and began visiting schools and childcare centres with boxes of books for sale.

After the death of Maurice in July 1981, Deb moved to Brisbane. It was here that The Book Garden put down roots inside American Bookstore.

Even to this day, Maurice's wife Bertha is the head (and heart) of the American Bookstore and Deb's brother Phillip is the General Manager. From these bookselling traditions, The Book Garden has grown from strength to strength.

Throughout our years of business we have met many wonderful customers - a source of constant inspiration and innovation for us. Thank you for your feedback and support over the years. We welcome customers old and new alike to our website and hope that you will enjoy spending time with us. Our website adds a new chapter to The Book Garden story and it is one that we look forward to sharing with you.

From all of us at The Book Garden

Happy Reading!

The Book Garden

The Book Garden

 

 

Our Staff

Phillip

Phillip

Phillip is the owner of our associated adult bookstore, the American Book Store. His job involves a lot of travel as he journeys to schools visiting librarians with the latest and greatest in educational resources.

Deb

Deb

Deb manages The Book Garden and has many years of experience as a specialist Early Childhood bookseller. Her interests include travelling, reading and she has a passion for teddy bear collecting which borders on obsession!

Nikki

Nikki

Nikki is The Book Garden's Early Years Sales Representative, who spends a lot of her time traveling to conferences and visiting centres. Nikki loves travel and photography, and looks forward to meeting new people at the centres and schools she visits.