The joy of finding a decent sized book shop in today's techno world is somewhat of a rarity, even better discovering an inviting cafe within the store to enjoy a light refreshment while passing the time flicking through a bestseller.
Frankston happens to be the original city for Robinsons Bookshop; Victoria's Oldest General Independent Bookshop that recently celebrated its 50th birthday. When the original Robinsons Bookshop opened in 1963, Frankston Library didn't exist and as such, the store offered a real treat for local book-lovers. Since then, Robinsons Bookshop in Frankston has relocated, changed ownership and spread its literary roots opening branches in Chadstone, Greensborough and the new plush CBD retail development, Melbourne Emporium.
Robinsons Bookshop in Frankston still remains true to what any local bookshop should be, with categorised displays, enthusiastic and knowledgable staff, a back catalogue ordering system and loyalty program. Extra points for a decent sized children's book section offering free story time for pre-schoolers on a Monday at 11am.
The ambiance of Robinsons Book Cafe with its mix of subtle music and joyful interior makes for a pleasant meeting place to catch up with family or friends, otherwise a quiet spot for a solo refreshment surrounded by a plethora of wonderful books to escape into before deciding on your next purchase.