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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.

COVID-19 UPDATE: We are OPEN for online, email and phone orders of textbooks, medical books, and professional education and learning support for teachers and educators.

UPDATED 10.00am, Monday 6 April, 2020

ONLINE: As of Monday 6 April 2020 customers are able to buy University and Polytechnic Textbooks (primarily for Otago, and also for any University or Polytechnic throughout NZ).

Customers can also buy Medical books, along with Education and Learning Support books for teachers and those involved in professional education. We will also be adding stationery supplies for students at all levels studying at home. CLICK ON THE TEXTBOOKS LINK IN THE HEADER, OR USE THE SEARCH FIELD.

We have strict physical distancing and sanitising measures in place to protect the health and wellbeing of our staff. While we will be sending orders daily, Monday-Friday, some delivery timeframes may be slightly longer as, understandably, priority in the courier network will be given to essential medical and food supplies.

ONLINE SUPPORT: Phone: 03 477 6976 | Email: | Online, phone and email support hours: Monday-Friday 10am-3pm

MAIL AN ESSENTIAL SERVICE - PO BOXES TO REMAIN OPEN: Our mail delivery to the PO Boxes will continue daily, with a delivery target of 11am Monday-Saturday. Parcels to PO Boxes will continue but with reduced counter hours of 9am-11am Monday-Saturday. Physical distancing and safe hygiene measures will be in place. Only parcels delivered to PO Boxes can be collected (see "Mail An Essential Service" above).

BRICKS & MORTAR REMAINS CLOSED: Great King Street and On Campus: As a result of the government announcement to level three Covid-19 response for Tuesday and Wednesday, moving to level four from Thursday we will be OPEN Tuesday 24 March until 4.30pm at both Great King Street and On Campus to enable students to purchase textbooks and other customers to purchase books in preparedness for the, at least, four weeks ahead. From then the bookshop will be closed until business can resume.

BOOKS TO SUPPORT LEARNING AT HOME AND HOME SCHOOLING: We hope, in the near future, to add books aligned with the New Zealand Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary curricula in order to support the learning and education that will be taking place in homes, like ours, the length and breadth of New Zealand with the resumption of schools next week.

Thank you all for your understanding in very difficult circumstances.

Phillippa Duffy, General Manager, phone 021 0233 9635

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