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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're thrilled to be fully open under Alert Level 2! We are OPEN for all in-store, online, email and phone orders. [Great King Street: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm; Saturday 10-4; Sunday CLOSED  |  On Campus Monday-Friday 10am-4pm; Saturday & Sunday CLOSED].

NZ Post services are also fully operational from 9am-5pm Monday to Friday and 10am-4pm Saturday at the Great King Street store.

If browsing in the shop please keep a 2m distance between those not in your 'bubble'. There is sanitiser near the front door and a Rippl QR code to sign or you can give a bookseller your name.

Click & Collect for online or phone orders is still available and we'd appreciate you using a contactless payment such as Paywave or Eftpos.

UPDATED 2.00pm, Monday 27 April

ONLINE: Click on the area of interest in the header, or use the search field to browse. Under each header are various categories. Free delivery on orders above $75. Please note there is now a $6.50 delivery fee for NZ orders under $75.

TEXTBOOKS: All textbooks to support University of Otago and Otago Polytech, medical learning, and professional education. Click on the Textbook Link here or above to explore the range.

GENERAL BOOKS, NZ POST STAMPS AND POSTING BAGS, STATIONERY, GIFTWARE AND CHILDREN'S BOOKS: Under Alert Level 3 our full range of books and other items are available for sale, but with 'contactless' payment - either online or paywave under 'Click & Collect'

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 at this stage. Unfortunately, we cannot open our NZ Post Retail Business (bill pay, car registration, etc) under Alert Level 3.

BRICKS & MORTAR REMAINS CLOSED: At Covid-19 Alert Level 3 the Great King Street store will be available for 'click and collect' or phone orders. Entry to the store for browsing won't be possible, with collection from the lobby area. Physical distancing will be in place and contactless payment options only.

STAFF & CUSTOMER SAFETY PARAMOUNT: 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.

Thank you all for your understanding in very difficult circumstances.

Phillippa Duffy, General Manager, phone 021 0233 9635

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