Cow Lick Bookshop is the place where town meets country in Colac. We stock the widest range of books on farming, gardening, cookery and craft to be found on the Princes Highway. For lovers of literature, sci‐fi and crime, there’s plenty to choose from and lots of contemporary and traditional children’s books to get lost amongst.

Owner Neal Drinnan is an author himself and has thirty years experience in books and publishing. He’s happy to share his knowledge and track down whatever books you need if they’re not on the shelf. Like us on Facebook and we’ll keep you up to date with sales and special offers. 



  • Special orders from all over the world 
  • 10% discount for Seniors Card Holder
  • 15% discount for school libraries
  • Locally produced cards and giftware 
  • ‘Cash Cow’ gift cards in a range of denominations
  • Gift wrapping available on request
  • Mail order service available


We look forward to seeing y’all sometime


Privacy Policy

Cow Lick respects your right to privacy and is committed to protecting your personal information. We respect the importance of your privacy and that you have a right to make your own choices about how your personal information is collected and used. We acknowledge that when you provide your personal information, you do so trusting Cow Lick Bookshop and unless you directly give Cow Lick consent to do otherwise, we will only collect and use your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.


Delivery Policy

Orders will be despatched within 48 hours of payment. If any order is not received within 7 days of purchase please email us at or phone: 0352321072

Returns Policy

Faulty stock may be returned and refunded in full. Please arrange by phone: 03 5232 1072