We're Ali and Mich,

the founders of Books on the Rail.

We're Melbourne-born, netball playing, dog-loving, bookaholics and best friends.  

And we want to encourage Australians to put down the iPhone and pick up a novel.


How did we get this idea? Ali recently moved back to Melbourne after living in London for two years,

where she met Hollie, the Books on the Underground founder. 

We launched in April 2016 by leaving our own books and ones purchased from second-hand bookstores on Melbourne trains and trams. Since then, we have developed a passionate and thriving following and now collaborate with publishers and authors, distributing their notable and up-and-coming books. Thanks to our crafty Book Ninjas (500 and counting!) we have been able to launch Books on the Rail Australian wide! You can now find our books cruising around all states, including many regional areas. 

When we're not book worming around town, sharing our love of reading with Australia, we're writing our novels. Check them out at

Happy reading!