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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. And, since April 2019, we're available for NZ Post Postal & Billpay Services. We're thrilled to be keeping this service in the Great King/Albany Street area where there has been a Post Office in one form or other for over 140 years.

UPDATED 2.00pm, Tuesday 24 March


BRICKS & MORTAR: 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.

ONLINE: Regarding online orders, we are working to fulfill weborders received prior to noon on Tuesday 24 March. Our online business must also remain closed as books are not deemed an essential need.

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.

BOOKSHOP & POST/BILLPAY CLOSED AS OF WEDNESDAY 5PM: We have been advised by NZ Post that all over-the-counter and payment services (sending a parcel overseas or domestically, buying postage including products, stamps, paying a bill etc) must stop.

Also, parcel collect (where a parcel was a 'card-to-call' or has been redelivered from a residential address) must stop. Only parcels delivered to PO Boxes can be collected (see "Mail An Essential Service" above).

Thank you all for your understanding in very difficult circumstances.

Phillippa Duffy, General Manager

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