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Our history dates back to 1963 when Philip and Moira Robinson opened Robinsons Bookshop in the main Frankston shopping precinct known as ‘Frankston’s Central Carpark’. At that time the Frankston Library was yet to be established and it was a rare treat to find a bookshop anywhere. This makes Robinson’s the Oldest General Independent Bookshop in Victoria. We celebrated our 50th birthday in 2013.
In 1992, new owners Terry and Monica Perry moved the store from its original location in Frankston’s ‘Central Carpark’ to its current location in Frankston’s Station Street Mall. The business flourished in their hands and they developed a very strong loyalty program rewarding members for their long standing support of the business.
Susanne Horman took on ownership of Robinson’s Bookshop in 2007 and has modernized systems, processes and equipment to keep up with our fast paced media rich society. Robinsons Bookshop is a well trusted family run business that has grown to become one of the largest independent bookstore offers in Australia.
The introduction of modern inventory management systems meant that Robinsons was able to launch a ‘live inventory’ webstore in 2011. Now you can browse our shelves from anywhere!
March 2012 marked the opening of the second Robinsons store – in Greensborough Plaza. Our Greensborough store fitout is a reclaimed school library, with shelving dating back to 1956. It has that authentic bookshop feel - similar to Frankston, making it quite distinctive in the middle of a suburban shopping mall. The Greensborough team are very friendly and experienced.
Robinsons opened a third store at Chadstone Shopping Centre in October 2012. The centre is the largest shopping centre in the Southern Hemisphere and Robinsons is very proud to be associated with such a high profile centre. At our Chadstone store, demand for comic books has been so strong that our store stopped looking like a bookshop, and from this GrausComix was born in November 2013. All our Robinsons shops now feature an element of our pop-culture concept store.