A bit about us

Bent Books is a secondhand bookshop that has been an icon of the vibrant West End community in inner-city Brisbane for nearly two decades. We have a diverse collection of quality titles and unusual treasures (around 40000 of ‘em last time we counted!). Despite the name, the books are all in excellent condition, categorised carefully and beautifully arranged.

We love traveling almost as much as we love books and keep nearly the full range of new Lonely Planet guides, mostly as an excuse to talk to people about their fabulous journeys.

Between the four of us, our staff have over 30 years experience selling books. We’re a friendly bunch and we’re more than happy to help you find what you’re after. As well as selling books, we buy and trade (by appointment), so if you have some you no longer require, give us a bell. Better still, email through a photo or two of the books you’re looking to sell (in stacks or on the shelves) with the spines visible and we can tell you which ones we’ll take and save you lugging in the ones we wouldn’t take.

Pop in if you’re in the ‘hood – we’re open 7 days a week – or drop us a line in the contact box below if you can’t make it to the shop and we’ll get back to you straight away.

Tour the shop

Browse through Bent Books without leaving your living room!

Just click on the image below to enter the store via Google Street View and browse til your hearts content. Unfortunately no one has invented an app to emulate the smell of a second hand book store, so if you want the real experience you’ll have to come and visit us!


Bent News

About books and other Bent stuff

so. many. history. books.

we’re been pretty lazy with updates lately (well, always, really) because we’ve been SO BUSY unpacking a huge library of history books and completely rearranging our shop to accommodate them. our history section used to be so embarrassingly small that we hid it in the building next door in a far, dark corner but now it’s in the center of the main shop and brimming with goodness. we’ve already sold a bunch of them but we’ve still got more to unpack as well. so, if history’s your thing, come on in!

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Get In Touch

We love to make new friends

icon-phone(07) 3846 5004

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icon-location205a Boundary Street
West End QLD 4101
(see map below)


icon-timesMon – Fri   9am – 6pm
Sat – Sun   9am – 5pm