For the forseeable future our Collingwood shop will be closed for the safety of our customers and staff.
We are still doing online orders sent all around the country and 'Click & Collect' if you live 5kms from the shop.
1. CLICK & COLLECT - Order online and choose 'Click & Collect' at the online checkout. We will email to confirm your order is ready for collection.
'Click & Collect' will be available at our Collingwood shop 12pm - 4pm Monday to Saturday. Please knock on the door, we'll meet you at our front door. Please wait before our email confirmation before collecting. Minimum order $20.
2. ONLINE STORE - 99% of our books, gifts and vinyl are available on our website. $10 Postage and free shipping $150 and over.
Australia Post are reporting majors delays in deliveries within Victoria, we recommend using Express Post at the checkout if you need your order quicker.
Happy Valley is an exciting design/book/vinyl/art shop at 294 Smith Street Collingwood, Victoria open 7 days a week. Personally curated by owner Chris Crouch, Happy Valley stocks a large range of eclectic gifts from Melbourne, plus many treasures sourced from all over the world, you won't find anywhere else in Australia. Happy Valley is a beautiful space to peruse our carefully selected book, gift and vinyl collections. Home to many wonderful and interesting books, you are bound to find a book to inspire you or that perfect present.
At Happy Valley you are certain to find a great affordable gift, or just a little something for yourself. It's the perfect place to discover something new and interesting. New York's Condé Nast Traveller named the store as one of the "best shops around the world for last minute gifts". Our online store is full of gifts featured at our Collingwood shop and we post Australia wide. Join our mailing list and/or instagram below to keep-up-to-date with all our latest news. We hope to see you on Smith Street soon!
"With its diverse edit of books, magazines, locally designed gifts, art prints and other ephemera, I think he’s totally nailed what a bookshop really needs to be these days. Chris’ single minded vision for Happy Valley is no accident – it comes from a lifetime of experience in the record industry and independent retail." - Lucy Feagins 'The Design Files'
"Melbourne’s Chris Crouch has made his mark on the city in more ways than one. He’s the former owner of Fitzroy North’s Tramway Hotel, cult shop Polyester Records and music label Candle Records. These days, he runs Happy Valley Shop: a collection of carefully selected books, vinyl records, art and gifts. You’d be hard-pressed to find some of these products elsewhere, which is always a good thing when it comes to choosing a gift." - Time Out Magazine
"Though relatively new to the scene, Happy Valley is a store to get lost in. Featuring a carefully chosen range of new fiction, art and design, and quirky gift books, it also sells hard-to-find homewares and accessories from local and international makers. Owner Chris Crouch previously owned music store Polyester Records, and brings a similar ethos to bear here. The store is the perfect mix of cool and fun – a stylish and interesting space that offers plenty of food for thought and never feels pretentious." - Melbourne's Best Bookstores - Broadsheet