About Us

About Us

SYMONS was the first bookshop on the Gold Coast, established in the 1920's. It was originally opened in Nerang Street, Southport, and was purchased by the present owners, the McDOUGALL FAMILY in 1973. After operating in the Southport CBD for many years, it moved to 117 Olympic Circuit in 2001 & has now found a new home at 127 Olympic Circuit (5 doors down the road).

SYMONS has been supplying schools from Northern N.S.W. to Brisbane, Ipswich and Toowoomba for the past 37 years. Our 2 Representatives service schools and kindergartens for all early childhood, primary and secondary requirements. We supply library, text, and teacher reference books, stationery items and many more products associated with school needs.

SYMONS Showroom has a large range of reference books suitable for home study. This includes homework aids to assist parents helping their children and educational charts, such as times tables, alphabet, biology, medicine and the Solar System. Parents and Guardians seeking resources to help their children at home are most welcome to call in and discuss their requirements with our experienced staff.

Teachers are well catered for, with a large range of support materials, including black line masters, reference books, posters, reward stickers and banners. Our exciting range of early childhood materials includes educational toys, puppets, puzzles, books and other resources.

SYMONS experienced representatives have been actively involved in supporting both the Queensland Children’s Book Council, regional SLAQ and other groups (such as Bilby and Readers Cup) and believe in promoting the love of reading to the wider public. Our involvement in promoting author visits into local schools is another area we consider invaluable.

SYMONS Showroom is open from 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday. Should you require an after hours appointment, please contact us.

Our new showroom has been consolidated with GOLD COAST BARGAIN BOOKS at 127 Olympic Circuit, Southport. Thousands of titles from Australian and Overseas Publishers, including picture books, non-fiction library books, big books, “coffee table” books, as well as teacher reference and much, much more.

Showroom Details


Showroom Location

127 Olympic Circuit
Southport Qld 4215

Contact Details

Ph: 07 5531 3633
Fx: 07 5532 6887

Trading Hours

Mon to Fri 8:30am - 4:30pm
Sat 9:30am - 12:30pm

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