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The Independent Bookstore

While we build a beautiful new site, we'll be temporarily located here at Shawline Publishing!

Open hours - Mon to Fri - 10am to 4pm. Saturday 10am to 2pm. Sunday/Public Holidays - Closed. 

218A Skipton St Ballarat VIC 3350

Phone - 0475 242 994     Email -

You can still access and purchase all of our beautiful books, just click here to browse our title selections!

The Independent Bookstore


About The Independent Bookstore Pty Ltd

Publishing has changed in the global market with many authors becoming independent and desiring control over their work and investments. As an exclusive outlet chain for Shawline Publishing Group and other selected small publishing houses, The Independent Bookstore chain is designed around only selling and promoting independently published books by Australian and New Zealand authors that are difficult to find anywhere else or simply not available in other bookstores. We are not affiliated with any other distribution or publishing house and only support fully independent authors and publishers to achieve a market presence both online and off-line.

With over 100 titles of high-quality books from local Australian authors only, we pride ourselves on letting new talents have a place in the market to showcase their work and gain 100% return from sales of their book’s profits. No other bookseller in this country gives new authors a chance to be found and become successful like we desire them too through our support and our efforts.

The goal for The Independent Bookstore chain is going to have 25 outlets within the next year, with Adelaide and Perth already in development and Brisbane pending for the second half of the year in 2021. The stores will further be a social hub for authors to have book signings and launches and readings and share in events locally to their home areas and fanbase of community supporters. The bookstore chain will also extend distribution directly to other outlets and be a key sponsor of book stands at Markets and events in the cities around Australia.

We are excited and proud to be able to bring you the best new Australian authors in the market looking for your readership and support.

Drop into our store, or buy online and help support a new change in the book industry that has been long overdue and needs to happen, otherwise, no one will ever have new authors to follow…

We look forward to being of service and wish you and yours our best.

From your Indie book team

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The Independent Bookstore

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