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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 - your literary sanctuary in the heart of Dunedin
Books for Adults, Academics, Students, Young Adults and Children

Welcome to the University Book Shop ... YOUR UBS. We've been spreading the magic of reading since 1945.

2019 Summer Writer in Residence - applications now open

Are you an emerging writer? Do you have one or two books already published, or perhaps a manuscript ready to go and a bunch of other writing published in journals such as Landfall, Turbine, Sport, Urgent Writing, Takehe (just to name a few!) 

We're excited to be looking for our 2019 Summer Writer in Residence.

Visit here to find the details on how to apply or 


Delicious Dunedin - recipes and stories from the people of Otepoti

A cookbook from the people of Dunedin, for the people of Dunedin and the rest of the world!
For eight months the compilers travelled from North East Valley to Outram, Roslyn to Mornington, St. Clair to Waverley to bring you recipes and stories from 60 of Dunedin’s best chefs, restaurants and cafes. You can now cook everything Dunedin has on offer at home, in your own kitchen.
Come and celebrate this uniquely Dunedin project!
Pre-order the book at 
Delicious Dunedin and receive a free Frank Gordon tea towel, created especially for the book’s publication.

When: 5.30pm, Wednesday 29 2018
Where: University Book Shop, 378 Great King St
RSVP:  not necessary to attend but helpful for catering!

With more than 90 recipes, great food anecdotes from the people of Dunedin and stunning food photography by New Zealand’s leading food photographer Kelly Lindsay, Delicious Dunedin is your essential guide to the culinary treasure trove of the city and the perfect gift for every New Zealander and visitor to our beautiful city.

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