T’s Book Shop has been in the book business for over 39 years in Randwick and with over 8,500 textbook customers and over 50 public schools on the database, it has a proven unique winning system. This led to setting up a separate entity solely devoted to textbooks in Alexandria, T’s Textbooks. We commenced trading on 12th September 2011 as T’s Textbooks and have quickly grown our database of customers to close to 18,000.
We’ve been selling second-hand and new school textbooks for over 30 years. We pride ourselves in providing good old-fashion customer service.
Reduce the Family’s Textbook Stress
We do all the guesswork and legwork in obtaining and supplying the correct textbooks for each student. If a book is to be retained and has been inadvertently ordered, we will always check with the customer to ensure they actually need the textbook. We also only charge one delivery fee per delivery i.e. if there are 3 different children in the one family, there would only be one delivery charge should the family choose delivery as the option.
Families saving money
The ability to sell back used, unwanted textbooks and the ability to purchase second-hand textbooks at substantially less than the recommended retail price.
Within 5 minutes from the airport and 15 minutes from Sydney’s CBD.
Our unique system
Buying textbooks – The “buy-back system”
We buy-back good condition current edition textbooks from the students and they can receive either credit with us or a cash payment.
We currently sell both second-hand and new textbooks, DVD’s and library quality self-adhesive book covering contact.
We operate on a first come first serve policy, so the earlier the student places their order the more likely they are to receive second-hand textbooks, and where unavailable or desired we will supply new.
Buying and selling second-hand textbooks is sustainable for the environment, in over 41 years of trading we have never purchased a plastic bag, we recycle everything we can, including all the packaging publishers use to deliver the new books.
Private education can be expensive and the extras parents pay, such as textbooks, uniforms and excursions can often be the reason parents are unable to keep their children in the private education system, we feel with the 33%-50%+ saving off the RRP of textbooks this can often be a defining point for keeping kids in private education.
Second-hand textbooks come in varying conditions; we will make further reductions on our price for a missing CD/eCode, minor damage, highlighting and annotation throughout, a further saving to the families, if desired.
Collection & Shipping
The student can come to us and pick up their books.
We can organise shipping, at the student’s expense (currently $13.50 Sydney Metropolitan area) to deliver the books directly to the student’s address. We use Australia Post eParcel, should you be located outside of the Sydney Metropolitan area we can calculate shipping accordingly.
Credit card payments (Visa/Mastercard) will be deducted once the order is collected, complete or dispatched. For new books ONLY, prepayment will be taken at the time of the order. Cash & eftpos payments can be made at our warehouse and will need to be made at the time of ordering.