About Us

Lilydale Books has been operating for over 30 years, specialising in educational supplies for primary and secondary schools. We stock a wide range of textbooks, eBooks, revision guides and stationery products including calculators. We have extensive experience with school booklists, digital platforms, library and other curriculum resources.

Extensive Range of Resources

As well as our retail store, our comprehensive website lists all available primary and secondary resources, over 10,000 in total. Browse through the catalogue to buy school books online or create an account to make ordering online easy for schools, parents and students alike. We offer fast and efficient service that allows items to be delivered to any address nationally.

Our Commitment to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF)

At Lilydale Books, we are proud to play an active role in improving the educational outcomes of disadvantaged Australian children. This is why we have proudly partnered with the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF). When you shop in store, proceeds from every reusable bag sold will go directly to supporting projects run by ILF to raise the language and literacy skills of those children in remote areas. This is in conjunction with ongoing fundraising events that Lilydale Books will hold throughout the year.

Our Commitment To The Environment

We believe we should have a minimal impact on the environment and to that end we are strongly committed to recycling. We specialise in buying and selling second hand books. We take over 20,000 books from November to January every year.

Learn more about our Second Hand School Books Service.


Our retail store located in Lilydale, is open throughout the year and has ample car parking facilities. For opening hours and a map of our location click here.

Australia in international politics

Author: Stewart Firth

The world changed for Australia after the terrorist attacks on the US on September 11, 2001 and the Bali bombings of 2002. Security became the dominant theme of Australian foreign policy. Australian military forces remained in Afghanistan years later, opposing the terrorist threat of the Taliban, while hundreds of Australian troops and police worked with public servants to build the state in Asia-Pacific countries such as East Timor and Solomon Islands.