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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.
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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


WE ARE CLOSED FOR STOCKTAKE: SATURDAY 1 October

We apologise for any inconvenience. We are closed today, Saturday 1 October for our annual stock take. We are open tomorrow (Sunday) from 11am until 3pm. if you would like to have a book put aside for you then feel free to leave a message and we'll do that for you.

congratulations to Hannah Bulloch

Recipient, inaugural University Book Shop and Robert Lord Writers’ Cottage Trust Summer Writer in Residence

Hannah is an emerging narrative nonfiction writer, with a background in Social Anthropology. She is currently finishing an MA in Creative Writing from the International Institute of Modern Letters, Victoria University of Wellington.  Her proposal centres around her grandfather, Dunedin farmer Alan Macleod, and his family’s 1963 adventure in a bespoke caravan built from the chassis of a WWII armoured scout car, the cab of a city bus and the engine of a Bren Gun Carrier, from Malaya to the Isle of Skye.

The residency is a joint initiative between the University Book Shop Otago and the Robert Lord Writers' Cottage Trust. The residency, which includes full accommodation and a stipend, begins in early January and goes through until February. It is intended the residency becomes an annual award and is designed to enable an emerging writer to complete a work or body of work, finalise a manuscript through to publication submission, or work without distraction on a new or original work. Generously, through the University of Otago Summer School, the recipient will also become an honorary student of the University for the duration of their time here with all the research, recreational and community support this affords.


BOOK OF THE MONTH: September - A History of New Zealand Women, by Barbara Brookes

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.

History of New Zealand Women
History of New Zealand Women
  • Price: $69.99 
  • In stock: 15 
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A SELECTION FROM OUR FAVOURITE BOOKS FOR SPRING

 

Quiet Spectacular
Quiet Spectacular
  • Price: $37.99 
  • In stock: 17 
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Love as a Stranger
Love as a Stranger
  • Price: $37.99 
  • In stock: 6 
  • Qty:
Coming Rain
Coming Rain
  • Price: $36.99 
  • In stock: 1 
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Billy Bird
Billy Bird
  • Price: $37.99 
  • In stock: 0 
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Deleted Scenes for Lovers
Deleted Scenes for Lovers
  • Price: $29.99 
  • In stock: 3 
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Romanovs: 1613-1918
Romanovs: 1613-1918
  • Price: $49.99 
  • In stock: 2 
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Road to Ratenburg
Road to Ratenburg
  • Price: $19.99 
  • In stock: 4 
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Tickle My Ears
Tickle My Ears
  • Price: $14.99 
  • In stock: 1 
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