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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Castle Bookshop Press Release

Angus and Robertson Edwardstown has become an independent bookstore.

On April 5, 2011 at 10.00 am today a new bookstore brand opened at Castle Plaza – Castle Books. This store was previously known as Angus and Robertson but due to uncertain conditions at A&R head office the owners Jo Patritti and Sonia Patritti have made the choice to be independent of the franchise. The Franchisees have exercised their right to terminate as a result of Angus & Robertson’s continued breach of the franchise agreement. This includes Angus & Robertson’s failure to provide the services and benefits it is obliged to provide pursuant to the franchise agreement. 

Long serving franchisees and those who have recently joined the company are saddened by the demise of the iconic Angus & Robertson brand. 

‘We are saddened by everything that has happened as we loved A&R – but things had to change. We couldn’t cope with the way things were going. We are in this industry because we love books and our customers and we want to be able to provide the best service we can. That wasn’t happening.’

Castle Books is at the same location with the same phone number. Same Staff, Same Great Service, New Name - Great Books


  1. Glad to know you haven't been lost altogether. This must have been a difficult time for you. Good on ya for getting through it.

  2. Congrats on getting clear of the mess.

  3. Thank you everyone!! It wasn't an easy choice to make - but it had to be done. We will continue to provide all of our reviews, author signings, new releases and extras!!!


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