Founded in the late 1800s, QBD Books – Australia’s largest Australian-owned and operated book retailer – is continuing its investment in regional Australia and opening two new stores. The Hervey Bay store will open in the coming days, with another store coming to Coffs Harbour in June.
The announcements are welcome news for local customers and reflect QBD Books’ ongoing growth, following its Melbourne investment last year with new stores at Emporium Melbourne and Chadstone Shopping Centre. The expansion will bring the total number of QBD Books stores nationally to 81.
The official opening event for Hervey Bay will take place at 10:30 am this Friday at Stockland Hervey Bay, Pialba. The event will feature a ribbon cutting ceremony and dedication to celebrate the opening of what will be QBD Books’ largest regional store in Australia and the only QBD Books store on Queensland’s Fraser Coast.
Special guest Jody Allen, author of Earn At Home Mum will be at the event along with signed copies of her brand new book. Award-winning author Karen Foxlee, will also be in attendance.
The Coffs Harbour store will open on Saturday 12 June, 2021. It will be the first QBD Book store to open between the Gold Coast and Newcastle, which is an exciting development for the NSW Mid-North Coast and its residents.
Both stores will carry all of QBD Books’ great range, discounted products and Australian Geographic bestsellers. In addition, the stores will have dedicated school representatives to assist the educational community with their purchases.
“Our new stores give locals the opportunity to browse thousands of titles; from highly anticipated new releases including Legacy by Nora Roberts, The Happiest Man on Earth by Eddie Jaku and Dogman, to bestselling and discounted titles; with more available to order in,” said Nicholas Croydon, CEO, QBD Books.
“Readers can also explore the very best educational and recreational products from iconic brand Australian Geographic, whose best sellers over the past month are puzzles, weather stations and children’s scientific activity kits.”
Croydon added that the staff in both locations are looking forward to welcoming customers and providing them with the high level of customer service and advice for which the company is well known.
In addition to the two new stores, QBD Books is increasing its footprint by expanding and refreshing the look of its established Queensland stores in Chermside, Indooroopilly and Garden City.