“We feel like a phoenix rising from the ashes.”
Collins Booksellers - Adelaide
After the collapse of REDgroup and the closures of Angus & Roberston we picked up the pieces and soldiered on. Three years later we are now Collins Booksellers Edwardstown. We are situated in Castle Plaza Shopping Centre in the suburb of Edwardstown, Adelaide.
We are a family owned business and have five staff members who are all avid book lovers. Tarran is the social media butterfly who loves reading fantasy. Tamara is the go to girl for paranormal and art. Sonia loves her rock biographies and crime novels. Eliza is into the classics and literature novels and Josephine loves the general fiction. Between us all we have most of the areas covered and we are one of those stores that actually read.
We endeavour to fill our store with not only new release titles and backlist but also stock our shelves with local self published authors from the area. We believe that we have to support our local people who come into our store. Not only do we stock books, but we have a great range of other stock that further enhance our store such as bookmarks, travel diaries, magnets, children’s activity kits and much more.
We hold author events every month with names such as Dr. Karl, Kate Forsyth, Claudia Gray, Duncan Lay, Fiona McIntosh, Isobelle Carmody and many more. Having all these fantastic authors come in is such fun as our customers love having a chance to meet and greet their favourite authors. We have great success with our author events. Some are held at the store, others (depending on capacity) are held at the Marion Cultural Centre. These events are important to us as we know that we are bringing something to our customers that they love.
Submitted by Tarran Jones
992 South Rd, Edwardstown, 5039 Adelaide, S.A Australia
Tel: 08 8277-8857
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9-5:30 Thursday 9-9 Friday 9 – 5:30 Saturday 9-5, Sunday 11-5