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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

Winter Hours (April-September): Monday-Friday 9am-5.30pm  |  Saturday & Sunday 10am-4pm

Summer Hours: (October-March): Monday-Friday 9am-6.00pm  |  Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm

NZ Post: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm  |  Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm

Semester 2 Buy Back List here

We're buying back a selection of Semeter 2 textbooks, as well as confirmed First Year Health Science texts for Semester 1 2021. Check out the list here
Bring them in to either Great King Street or UBS On Campus. Cash ($50 or less) or Direct Credit straight to your bank account.

Winter Shopping Evening

Back by popular demand - a cheerful and cosy event on any booklover's calendar!

Wednesday 22nd July, 5.00-7.30pm. 15% discount off all full-priced items (including books, stationery, giftware and chocolate) and winter treats.

2021 Summer Writer In Residence for an Emerging Writer

This annual residency, in conjunction with the Robert Lord Writers' Cottage Trust and supported by the University of Otago Summer School, is open for applications from 1 July until 20 August 2020. The residency provides 6 weeks' accommodation at the Writers' Cottage, an office and administration support at University Book Shop (Otago), access to the Summer School programme, and a $1500 stipend. Visit for background information and application form.

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