Collins Booksellers

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Collins Booksellers Pty Ltd
IndustrySpecialty retail
Founded1922 (1922)
FounderFrederick Henry Slamen
Number of locations
27 "Collins" stores and 2 "Hill Of Content" stores
ProductsBooks, DVDs & eReaders

Collins Booksellers Pty Ltd is an Australian book store chain founded in 1922 by Frederick Henry Slamen. The name Collins is from the original location of the first store, 622 Collins Street, Melbourne.[1]

The company remained family owned until 2005, when it was placed into administration resulting in a franchisee buyout of company owned stores.[2][3]

In 2020 the company consists of only 24 franchised outlets under the brand name "Collins Booksellers" and 2 stores under the brand name "Hill of Content", down from the peak of 80 stores in 2011.[4]


  1. ^ Walsh, Jennifer. "Collins Site". Retrieved 28 January 2012.
  2. ^ "Home". {{cite web}}: Check |url= value (help)[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Happy ending for Collins franchises". 13 July 2005. Retrieved 28 January 2012.
  4. ^ "Official Submission by Collins on the Copyright Restrictions on the Parallel Importance of Books". Retrieved 11 August 2009.