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Our iconic bricks and mortar book shop at 378 Great King Street is open:
Monday to Friday 8:30 - 5:30
Saturday 10:00 - 4:00
Sunday 11:00 - 3:00




Although our books like privacy after dark we love this exposé from our bookselling colleagues at Type Books, Toronto, celebrating the nightlife of real books…. Be ready to be tickled …

Experience the difference: quiet, expert, a book shop that is comfortable in its skin. We have a huge, eclectic and diverse selection of books and a feast of quirky gifts.
Discover the University Book Shop on-line
or come in and see us at 378 Great King Street, Dunedin, or phone 03 477 6976.
Hours: M-F 8.30am-5.30pm  |  Sat 10am-4pm  |  Sun 11am-3pm


 
ANZAC DAY: We are closed for Anzac Day on Monday 25 April and re-open on Tuesday morning at 8.30am.


UPCOMING EVENT: Dunedin Writers & Readers Festival in association with Auckland Writers Festival presents Jane Smiley

Tuesday, 10 May 2016  |  6pm  |  Dunedin Public Art Gallery  |  Moray Place
Tickets $22 / $18 (concession) from University Book Shop - 378 Great King Street, phone 03 477 6976, or email: enquiries@unibooks.co.nz

The New York Times called Jane Smiley, “the sort of writer who secretly drives other writers a little bit crazy. She’s prolific and successful, untroubled by neuroses or blockages, with no messy blots of drinking or drug-taking on her résumé”. Jane Smiley is a genre-hopping American author, best known for the Pulitzer Prize-winning A Thousand Acres. She’s prolific: 16 novels, five works of non-fiction, five YA novels, two short-story collections, and now, hot off the press, her first picture book, Twenty Yawns.

Come and hear Phillippa Duffy from the University Book Shop tackle the prodigious, non-yawny imagination of Jane Smiley. 

 

DWRF Jane Smiley (FULL PRICE)
DWRF Jane Smiley (FULL PRICE)
  • Price: $22.00 
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DWRF Jane Smiley (CONCESSION)
DWRF Jane Smiley (CONCESSION)
  • Price: $18.00 
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BOOK OF THE MONTH: The Lie Tree, Frances Hardinge - winner 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

A little something to tempt the booklovers' tastebuds... changing each month, this is our booksellers' opportunity to showcase some of the quirkier new releases that may not have been widely reviewed but are definitely not to be missed. Just inside the front door under the 'Book of the Month' sign.

 
 
 
A SELECTION FROM OUR SUMMER READS CATALOGUE

TOP SHELF & HEARTLAND

 
From the Cutting Room of Barney Kettle
From the Cutting Room of Barney Kettle
  • Price: $29.99 
  • In stock: 12 
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Timeline: A Visual History of Our World
Timeline: A Visual History of Our World
  • Price: $39.99 
  • In stock: 6 
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Complete Prose: James K. Baxter 4 Volume Set
Complete Prose: James K. Baxter 4 Volume Set
  • Price: $199.99 
  • In stock: 3 
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Boundaries: People and Places of Central Otago
Boundaries: People and Places of Central Otago
  • Price: $44.99 
  • In stock: 11 
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Going South: A Road Trip Through Life
Going South: A Road Trip Through Life
  • Price: $34.99 
  • In stock: 6 
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New Zealand's Working Dogs
New Zealand's Working Dogs
  • Price: $39.99 
  • In stock: 11 
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Historic Churches
Historic Churches
  • Price: $49.99 
  • In stock: 5 
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Rugby: A New Zealand History
Rugby: A New Zealand History
  • Price: $69.99 
  • In stock: 8 
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BIOGRAPHy & international non-fiction

White Road: A Pilgrimage of Sorts
White Road: A Pilgrimage of Sorts
  • Price: $54.99 
  • In stock: 2 
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White Road: A Pilgrimage of Sorts
White Road: A Pilgrimage of Sorts
  • Price: $39.99 
  • In stock: 11 
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Ted Hughes: the Unauthorised Life
Ted Hughes: the Unauthorised Life
  • Price: $49.99 
  • In stock: 2 
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Hocken: Prince of Collectors
Hocken: Prince of Collectors
  • Price: $59.99 
  • In stock: 5 
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Maurice Gee: Life and Work
Maurice Gee: Life and Work
  • Price: $59.99 
  • In stock: 5 
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Standing My Ground: A Voice for Nature Conservation
Standing My Ground: A Voice for Nature Conservation
  • Price: $44.99 
  • In stock: 3 
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Ettie Rout: New Zealand's Safer Sex Pioneer
Ettie Rout: New Zealand's Safer Sex Pioneer
  • Price: $34.99 
  • In stock: 7 
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House by the Lake
House by the Lake
  • Price: $37.99 
  • In stock: 5 
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Island Home: A Landscape Memoir
Island Home: A Landscape Memoir
  • Price: $44.99 
  • In stock: 0 
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Spinster: Making a Life of Ones Own
Spinster: Making a Life of Ones Own
  • Price: $32.99 
  • In stock: 2 
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Cosmos: An Infographic Book of Space
Cosmos: An Infographic Book of Space
  • Price: $54.99 
  • In stock: 1 
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NEW ZEALAND non-FICTION

 

Lives of Colonial Objects, The
Lives of Colonial Objects, The
  • Price: $49.99 
  • In stock: 6 
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RA Lawson : Victorian Architect of Dunedin
RA Lawson : Victorian Architect of Dunedin
  • Price: $39.99 
  • In stock: 162 
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Surfers: A Kiwi Lifestyle
Surfers: A Kiwi Lifestyle
  • Price: $39.99 
  • In stock: 10 
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Zizz! : Life & Art of Len Lye
Zizz! : Life & Art of Len Lye
  • Price: $29.99 
  • In stock: 13 
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INTERNATIONAL & New Zealand fiction

 

Career of Evil: Cormoran Strike #3
Career of Evil: Cormoran Strike #3
  • Price: $37.99 
  • In stock: 5 
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Heart Goes Last
Heart Goes Last
  • Price: $36.99 
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Black-Eyed Susans
Black-Eyed Susans
  • Price: $36.99 
  • In stock: 4 
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Taking My Mother to the Opera
Taking My Mother to the Opera
  • Price: $29.99 
  • In stock: 7 
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Death and Forgiveness
Death and Forgiveness
  • Price: $29.99 
  • In stock: 3 
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art & design AND COOKING

Cars: A Complete History
Cars: A Complete History
  • Price: $27.99 
  • In stock: 3 
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Trains: A Complete History
Trains: A Complete History
  • Price: $27.99 
  • In stock: 17 
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Sartorialist: X: Volume 3: The Sartorialist
Sartorialist: X: Volume 3: The Sartorialist
  • Price: $49.99 
  • In stock: 3 
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Small House Living
Small House Living
  • Price: $49.99 
  • In stock: 10 
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New Zealand Cafe Cookbook
New Zealand Cafe Cookbook
  • Price: $49.99 
  • In stock: 4 
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Brewed: A Guide to the Craft Beer of New Zealand
Brewed: A Guide to the Craft Beer of New Zealand
  • Price: $39.99 
  • In stock: 11 
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