The Book Exchange is a well loved secondhand bookstore & coffee shop. We have sweet treats & quality books on offer as well as a comfortable space to relax in. The bookstore was established back in 1982. Many years later the store went through a major refurbishment & re-opened in July 2015. The Book Exchange was then sold to a local in November 2016. We are so pleased our community has a welcoming space to enjoy the finer things in life, being great books & wonderful coffee.
We source our coffee beans from Mt Atkinson Coffee, t leaf T provide our delicious range of loose leaf teas while Crafty Baker & Gourmet Gannet create our wonderfully tasty baked goods. We have recently added cold beverages to our offerings also. You'll now find Charlie's quenchers & Phoenix organic juices in store as well as a range of smoothies and frappes.
Our Children's section is ever growing with quality picture & chapter books at brilliant prices. In order to keep kids reading, they have to be in an environment that they can enjoy. We have kid-sized stools & a basket of toys & puzzles to play with while parents browse the store. Children can also sit and draw on the chalk-board table while Mums & Dads enjoy a coffee close by.
Although we specialise in secondhand books, we also have a selection of DVDs, CDs, vinyl records, jigsaw puzzles and magazines. We now also stock FRANK Stationery. The journals, notebooks & diaries we we have on offer are seconds (you'll find minor imperfections if you look hard enough) & so are heavily discounted.
With plenty more ideas being thrown around (including live music, poetry readings & market stalls) make sure you keep an eye out for the new goings-on at your local bookstore & coffee shop on the cutest corner in Glen Eden.
Bring in a book and exchange it for another of the same quality & genre for 50% off the marked price.
*Conditions do apply - Not all books are available for exchange. Exchanges are at the discretion of the shop attendant. We reserve the right to refuse your exchange.