About Us

About the Shop

Many will remember Gillian from her beautiful Port Melbourne shop, The Stray Dog Booksellers, which was a much loved destination for the book-lovers of Melbourne and beyond. With its timber bookshelves reaching to the ceiling, rolling ladders, communal table and comfy leather couch, customers felt they had entered an era long gone. The shop was listed in The Age Top 5 Bookshop/Cafes.

A relocation to the Mornington Peninsula resulted in the reluctant closure of the shop. The business now operates principally as an online shop. In addition, we enjoy maintaining contact with our customers at occasional visits to book fairs and book markets.

Old customers will find the same fascinating and eclectic collection of books available and know they can rely on us to provide the same friendly, personal service; new customers will be delighted to discover such old-fashioned service still exists! So if your trying to source a hard-to-find book, or you just need advice in selecting a special or collectible book for a loved one, we can help.

About Gillian
Gillian is a mother, a grandmother, an actor, a theatre director, a nature lover and a book collector from way back. She has acted in and directed plays both here and overseas. She has an Arts Degree majoring in Literature, and Post Graduate Degrees in Theatre Studies, Teaching and Arts Management.

Needless to say she is a animal lover, and has at various times lived with dogs, cats, chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, kangaroos, a pet tortoise & a pet lizard.

Book collecting and book selling is her passion and she is always happy to share her knowledge and her expertise. She can be contacted via email at gillian@straydogbooks.com.au or by phone on +61438 667720.