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  • Rediscover the Magic of Childhood

    Our Children’s Room helps booklovers old and new discover the magic of reading.
  • Dunedin’s Finest Book Shop

    We are a booklover’s paradise, opposite the Otago Museum Reserve and just along from the famous Captain Cook Hotel
  • With proud beginnings as a student bookshop

    Supplying students and academics for over seventy years
  • We turn bookselling into an art

    Curating and collecting the best range of books in one place for your enjoyment.

University Book Shop Otago... Dunedin's best-kept shopping secret at HD Skinner Annex, Otago Museum Reserve

Holiday Hours:


OPEN: 9am-5.30pm 23rd and 24th December | CLOSED: 25 December-28 December

OPEN: 9am-5.30pm 29-31 December | CLOSED 1-4 January

OPEN: Usual hours from 5 January onwards...

Monday-Friday 9am-5.30pm | Saturday & Sunday 10am-4pm


CLOSED: 23 December-28 December (but phone 03 477 6976 on 23rd or 24th December as we're happy to help with textbooks)

OPEN: 29-31 December 10am-1pm | CLOSED 1-4 January

OPEN: Summer Hours from Wednesday 5 January onwards...

Monday-Friday 10am-1pm | Saturday & Sunday CLOSED (but visit Great King Street between 10am-4pm and they can help)

Ordering for Christmas? We're still picking and packing...

We're delighted you wish to support our independent bookshop this Christmas. We are still picking, packing and processing daily but can't guarantee delivery before Christmas due to the pressure on the Courier network. If delivery after Christmas is fine then please still place your order as we're achieving same day dispatch (for orders received before 2pm).

If you're in Dunedin we recommend 'Click & Collect' for Pick up from Great King Street and we'll have it waiting for you in the shop; or, come on in for a lovely browse and some recommendations from our fabulous booksellers! Vaccine Pass and Mask required.

Covid Orange Setting - My Vaccine Pass System

In the Orange Setting which comes into play at 11.59pm on Thursday 2 December 2021 we are choosing to operate the My Vaccine Pass System for both UBS On Campus and UBS Great King Street, and are required to operate it for both offsite and onsite events. When coming in-store please wear your mask, scan in to the covid tracer app, be ready to have your My Vaccine Pass scanned on request, and (of course!) be kind to our booksellers and other booklovers in the shop!

Textbooks - Buyback, Summer School and Semester 1 2022

Click here for our Textbook pages where you can find the link to our current second hand textbook Buyback, details of Summer School top titles, and information on required texts for Semester 1, 2022 particularly First Year Health Science and other first year papers and courses of study, including Otago Polytechnic and University of Otago.

New! - University Book Shop Annual Subscription Service (open until 31st January 2022)

Sign up you or a loved one for our new, annual subscription service. You (or your lucky book-loving friend or family member) will receive 12 books (plus quirky book-related treats) delivered to your letterbox for all of 2022. At the UBS we just love spreading the magic of reading and there's no better way than this for you to show the booklover(s) in your life just how much they mean to you. Priced at $399.99. Click here to subscribe to the magic!

UBS Gift Vouchers:

Click here or see below for quick orders of UBS Gift Vouchers.

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