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

About The Book Garden

The Book Garden is proudly Australian owned and currently celebrating 38 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. 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!

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