About Great Escape Books

About Us

Great Escape Books is within view of the Lighthouse at Shop 2/75 Great Ocean Rd, Aireys Inlet, Victoria.

Our February 2016 hours:
Monday open 11am – 4pm,

Thursday open 11am-4pm,

Friday open 11am-4pm,

Saturday open 10am-5pm,

Sunday open 10am-5pm.

Our vision is to create a destination in Aireys that our customers would love to come to, unwind and find the perfect book for themselves, family and friends. With this in mind, we handpick all our titles to reflect the largest array of interests and reading tastes. Many of the books on this website will be personally reviewed by our staff.

So you can relax and spend quality time browsing, we have lovely leather couches to curl up in with your selection of books, and we serve a delicious range of T2 teas and Genovese coffee & hot chocolate. Cakes are available throughout the year.

We even have an extensive range of puzzles, soft toys and Lego to keep the kids happy or add that extra special touch to your gift.

Our Books

We specialise in the best of the new fiction and non-fiction releases, as well as stocking much loved modern classics. We have a large children’s picture storybooks, young readers and teen collections.

Popular collections also include a large food, art, architecture, gardening, ecology,  parenting, and philosophy collection.

We are an independent bookstore, we just love our books and handpick all our titles. With reviews beside books in-store, we welcome you to come in and browse and chat with us about books.

Loyalty Program

As a thank-you to all our clients, we have a book loyalty program. Benefits include a $10.00 book voucher for every $200 spent within the bookstore. We encourage your whole family and visiting friends to use your card, so that the points accumulate quickly and you gain maximum benefit from the program. You will also be notified via email of new book review newsletter.

To join, pop into the bookshop or email your name and mailing address for vouchers and loyalty card: E:[email protected]

Book Launches and Events

We are fortunate enough to live within a vibrant literary community and have several book launches and readings a year within store by well known and debut authors. If you wish to be notified about launches, simply email Nicole to be placed on our client database: E:[email protected]

Check out the  ‘Events’ page on the sidebar to view all the great events from the Aireys Festival of Words, to all the fabulous book launches that Great Escape Books has been honoured to be involved with.

Opening Hours

Great Escape Books is open 7 days a week from September to April. Hours are Monday-Sunday 10am-5pm. During the off-peak months of May, June, July, August, we are closed Tuesdays.

We are open all public holidays, except Xmas Day and New Years Day.

Ordering Books

Feel free to contact us on the numbers below to order any titles. We place orders directly with publishing houses on a daily basis.

Delivery: Flat $6.99 postage for any number of items

Payment: We accept Paypal, Mastercard, Visacard and Direct Debit online. At the bookshop all major cards are accepted and cash of course too!

Call bookshop for any queries on (03)5289 7052

Contact Us

You can Contact Nicole on:

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Bookshop.(03)5289 7052

Facebook: www.facebook.com/greatescapebooks

Email:[email protected]

8 thoughts on “About Great Escape Books

  1. Nan McNab says:

    Congratulations, Nic! What a great site. Reminds us all what a community treasure you are, and Great Escape Books. Gorgeous photo, gorgeous-looking site. I’ve bookmarked it for future reference. See you soon, I hope. Nan x

  2. Liz Crothers says:

    Hey Nic. This site reflects the authentic product that you offer at Great Escape Books… helpful, honest and generous information about books we actually want to read. Well done! Liz

  3. Andrea Mayes says:

    A really good bookshop isn’t just a resource. It’s a haven for readers, writers and dreamers of all ages. This is what you’ve given us, Nic. This is what’s grown out of all your hard work and passion. A really good bookshop. Thank you. Andrea

  4. Megan says:

    i love this book shop. It is the best and the books are just fabulous. Keep up thge great work Nicole. Great Escape Books Rule.

    P.S. You have great taste in books and your hot chocolates look fabulous

  5. Anne Kavanagh says:

    This is the best bookshop around. I can’t recommend it highly enough. Nicole and her staff are treasures.

  6. Sally Parsons says:

    hello to all at Great Escape Books
    Can you tell me – are you having another book festival again this year?
    I hope so – the festival last year was a great joy!


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