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Supporting our Community

University Book shop advocates for literary pursuits and arts in the city, supporting book awards and festivals, book launches and more.

As a proudly independent and locally owned bookshop, giving back to our community is a critical part of what we do.

We support reading and literacy in the wider Otago region:
Key sponsorship

  • We gift a book to every Otago newborn through the Books for Babies programme with Dunedin Public Libraries and supported by Friends of the Library
  • We also support the popular Summer Reading Programme for children through Dunedin Public Libraries
  • We donate books and vouchers to many Otago kindergarten and pre-schools, primary and secondary schools, student clubs and community organisations
  • We are founding sponsor of the bi-annual Dunedin Writers & Readers Festival helping bring a range of authors and book-related events to Dunedin
  • We provide many University of Otago Class Prizes, for first-in-class
  • We donate several thousand dollars in book vouchers annually to schools for quiz night and school fair fundraisers

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