Book in some ‘you’ time

Attention mums - we’ve found a way for you to finally finish that book you’ve had sitting around for too long. Simply tell the family that you’ve got “hours of errands to run”, and hide away at The Book Hub before completing the grocery shop in record time.

For 18 months, Karingal Hub’s The Book Hub has been delighting bookworms of all ages. It’s a pop-up community book swap where customers are invited to exchange their preloved books for a new story, or alternatively treat it as a library and take a seat in the book nook to be transported to another world.

With an overwhelming response from many shoppers, The Book Hub has turned the page by creating a quiet retreat within the shopping centre. It’s also encouraging new readers to discover the world of books.

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Customers are donating countless books and are genuinely excited about the space. Langwarrin resident Claude Littlechild, pictured with his wife, Gail, said: “It’s one of the best around. I come every other day and help stack the shelves while my wife waits. I would highly recommend it.” And Helen Howlings, of Frankston, said: “It’s a fantastic idea, and people bring books they’ve read back, which is great.”

Karingal Hub is proud to provide the community with this space to share and enjoy the pleasure of reading.  If you’d like to donate any pre-loved books, simply add them to the shelves or leave them with centre management.

You’ll find this little oasis opposite Soul Pattinson at Karingal Hub, 330 Cranbourne Rd, Karingal. It’s open daily from 10am-4pm.