About

The Co-op has been around since 1958, when a bunch of students founded the University Co-operative Bookshop (in a garden shed!). Today, we’re Australia’s largest member-owned retailer, with 50+ 66 stores and 1.6 1.9million Members. Quite a success story.

These days, we sell so much more than books: everything from clothing to ukuleles, in fact! And if we don’t have it in store, we’ve got a fantastic Co-op website where you can buy the lot.

In 2013, we changed our name from ‘The Co-op Bookshop’ to a shorter and simpler ‘The Co-op’, reflecting the fact that textbooks, study guides and academic books are only part of what we do.

So, welcome to our blog – enjoy your dive into our book recommendations, amazing people, and expert knowledge.