Each book sold is one tree planted.

An environmentally sustainable independent bookshop (and café) for booklovers committed to reforestation. The Chestnut Tree is honoured to operate on the land of the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung and the Bunurong of the Kulin Nation (a.k.a. West Footscray, a.k.a. #wefo in the inner west of Melbourne).

Buy any of our wide range of fiction or non-fiction books and plant a native tree in the bushfire-affected areas of Australia.

Buying books has never felt so good.

trees planted so far*

* Number of trees planted is updated monthly.

The Natural History of Love

Caroline Petit’s ‘The Natural History of Love’ draws from the true story of French explorer and Naturalist, Francois and his lover Madame Fonceca.   When Melbourne lawyer Nathan Smithson takes on the case of mad, wealthy Edward Fonçeca’s inheritance trial against...

The Candy House Book Review

The Candy House Book Review

So full of longing and tenderness and strangeness . . . the perfect antidote to the terminal drudgery of these mid-COVID election times

Son of Sin Book Review

Son of Sin Book Review

Son of Sin is a complex, raw and mightily moving novel, possibly the best release of 2022 — and it’s only March! 

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The Chestnut Tree Bookshop is committed to protecting our environment. So we’re pledging to plant one tree for every book we sell. Buy a book and help plant millions of trees across Australia to recover forests affected by the 2019-20 Black Summer Bushfires and restore native habitat vital for wildlife.

All prices are in AUD$ and inclusive of GST

Opening hours:

Tue - Sat 10:00 - 18:00

Sunday - Monday 10:00 - 16:00



(+61) 03 9362 7571


542 Barkly St, West Footscray, VIC 3012

Chestnut Tree Bookshop Pty Ltd

ACN: 648 082 482)

Trustee for

The Chestnut Tree Trust

ABN 21 298 990 441

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The Chestnut Tree Bookshop is a proud member of the Australian Booksellers Association.

We acknowledge that the shop operates on the land of the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung and the Bunurong of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the traditional owners, their elders (past and present) and recognise that sovereignty was never ceded.

© The Chestnut Tree 2021