About us


A bit of history- from Jones to Jones

This little venture was started in Ipswich by Trish Jones in 2011and she created a great little business and when it came time for Trish to move interstate for other work reasons she needed to pass the baton to someone else.

That’s where I came into the picture. Coincidentally, my name is Jones as well, Daryl Jones. No relation but this Jones boy has a passion for books and lots of ideas and plans to make Second Reading Australia your only choice in pre-loved books.

What we do

We provide pre-loved books at prices you will love. We source the books you want and we do it FAST.

The way we do it

We use Fastway Couriers for all door to door deliveries at very affordable costs. So affordable that it can average out to only 10 cents to 50 cents per book depending on weight. That’s the other big saving I can offer you.

And here's more for less.....

We love the little people in your home and how much you love to read amazing books to them because we know you’d like them to have an edge in learning.

With that in mind, we’re keeping our prices as low as possible with most kids books starting at just 50 cents each.

Paperback novels will start from 50 cents each and hard covers from $1 whilst all other non fiction and reference type books will be priced from $1 upwards.

Our maximum price for any book is just $5.

I do not stock antiquarian or rare books.

Choose from over 25000 books in very good condition.

Your support of Second Reading Australia is gratefully appreciated.

 No need to go any further

All stock will be listed here and on our facebook page so you will always be up to date with new stock and pricing. Also, we have been sorting, pricing and listing so please be patient whilst I upload full details. There are over 30000 books at last count.

Dont have time to look?

If you don’t have time to search through all of our catalogues or want a specific book please go to my contact page and send me all the details and I will do the looking for you.

Do I buy books?

I do not buy books from individuals nor do I operate a credit system or exchange books. I find my prices are so low there is no need to offer either a credit or exchange system. With so many bookshops closing down I am able to buy thousands of books at very reasonable prices.

Do you have any unwanted books?

Over the years many people accumulate large quantities of books they no longer wish to keep and either give them away to charity bookshops, sell off any valuable ones or simply dump them. Common high circulation mass print run books are continually declining in resale value worldwide but provide great stocks for everyday reading for everyone so we wont say no to most surplus book donations that you may care to give, donate or otherwise offer to us because these donations help us to keep our prices down ensuring a regular supply of well priced books for everyones particular tastes and needs.
Thank you in advance for any kind donations you may care to make.
All I ask is that the books are clean, with no torn or missing pages, not pornographic or illegal no encyclopaedias or very old out of date text books.

 DARYL JONES .......the bookworm


 Shop 4   25 STUART STREET


 Phone.   0411775634

 MONDAY - FRIDAY   11am-3pm

 SATURDAY               11am-1pm

 SUNDAY                    CLOSED