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About Our Store

Welcome to Torquay Books!

Torquay Books, in just six years, has become the ?destination? bookshop on the Surf Coast. Owned and managed by Rosemary Featherston, the bookshop offers a comprehensive range of titles and the best personal customer service. With a background in teaching and school libraries, Rosemary has worked in the book industry for more than 20 years.

Staff members are dedicated and knowledgeable and Torquay Books is proud to be a member of Leading Edge Booksellers.

This website gives us and you, our customers, access to a great range of titles at the best possible prices. We are proudly independent and take pride in our ability to meet your literary needs. Our extensive range includes general fiction and non-fiction, Australiana, biography, business, crime, cooking, gardening, history, travel and sport - in particular surfing - and  much more.


We have a dedicated children's section, backed up with a range of games and educational toys. In fact, we are sure that somewhere on our shelves there is something to suit anyone. Our access to an army of distributors, including overseas connections, allows you to avoid the uncertainties of purchasing on-line. If the book you want is not already on our shelves, we will try to get it for you as swiftly as possible.

We pride ourselves on keeping up to date with the very latest releases. Whatever your taste in books, one of our experienced and friendly staff members will be able to make recommendations to suit your needs. As an independent business owned and operated by locals for locals, as well as for the many visitors tothe Surf Coast,  we support local authors and stocktheir titles wherever possible. We arrange book signings and events and our Literary Lunches are legendary.

Torquay  Books also supplies to  primary and secondary schools in the region and can fill corporate needs as well.