Our Story

In 2019 thankubody Books & Zines was launched by Kim Rounsefell, a Dietitian living in California at the time.

Kim felt a need to bring together literature helping to support mental health and body image after working in eating disorder treatment and researching the impacts of Social Media Exposure on the Body Image among Young Adults.

In 2022, Kim returned to Australia and moved thankubody across the globe, with our headquarters now based in Willunga, South Australia.

thankubody is proudly an independent and woman-owned bookstore committed to bringing together empowering literature for mental health, body image, food, nutrition, creative self-expression and more.

Our bodies aren't perfect but they try their best to keep us safe, sometimes it's good to say thank-you-body.

Our Values

Accessibility: We aim to support our community great books and zines, that entertain, are uplifting, and empowering.  

Community: We believe in amplifying community voices and their unique insights through independent media like zines. If you would like submit a zine for distribution we have a submissions page.

Compassion: We recognize that there's no one-size-fits-all to health or wellbeing. All of our content aims to build self-compassion, and greater compassion toward each other.