Collins Booksellers Sale Victoria

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This is a well-established store showing excellent returns. This business is the perfect investment for an owner-operator looking to get into bookselling. This business is easy to manage.


5% of gross

Marketing Fees

$0 pw

Location Details

Shop 6, Spotlight Plaza, 216-228 Raymond Street Sale Vic 3850
Collins Booksellers
Shop 6, Spotlight Plaza
216-228 Raymond Street
Sale Vic 3850

Marketing support

The franchisor Collins Booksellers provides marketing support via national seasonal catalogues,
e-commerce marketing, monthly in-store reading guides and a host of other marketing promotions and advertising initiatives. Our franchisees receive additional support via 100% subsidies on catalogue inserts in local newspapers or letterbox drops. They also provide assistance to franchisees with devising local area marketing plans, producing advertising content, as well as community promotion projects via publishers and authors.

Training provided

Collins Booksellers offers extensive initial onsite training for new franchisees which will cover all aspects of running a successful franchise bookshop. Also, as part of the Collins Booksellers group, you will be provided with ongoing support and advice in the management of the store. This support will include regular visits from the highly experienced management team as well as constant contact from head office. Whenever you require assistance in any area of your business the management team will be there for you.


A love of books is essential. The ability to share this love with the community, build relationships with schools and establish a firm footing in the community would be an advantage. Upskilling where necessary will be provided by Head Office.

Length of Agreement

Length of Franchise Agreement Available
5 years with 5 year rolling extensions

About the Opportunity

Situated in the Sale CBD on a busy retail strip, the store already has a reputation for its excellent customer service, and its extensive list of titles. The list of school accounts and presence in the market is continually increasing and would suit owner-operators looking for an easy to run business with room for growth. Sale is a growing regional town with the Royal Australian Air Force expanding nearby.

The owners of Collins Booksellers Sale are planning to retire and we are seeking interest from potential franchisees who wish to own and operate their own bookshop in Sale. This is a well-established store showing excellent returns. The business is easy to manage with extensive training and support provided by the franchisor. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to operate your own successful business.

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Collins Booksellers commenced operations in 1922 as a newsagency at 622 Collins Street Melbourne. In 1929, Frederick Henry (Harry) Slamen registered the name of Collins Book Depot when he opened two new branches at 95 Elizabeth Street and 361 Swanston Street in Melbourne. Collins Booksellers embarked an expansion program in Victoria in the 60’s and nationally in the 70’s during which time the franchising model was embraced. Other stores and outlets were progressively added to the network increasing its size and coverage across five states.

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