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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 at HD Skinner Annex, Otago Museum Reserve


Online: OPEN | Orders dispatched Monday-Friday, or 7-days for 'Click & Collect'

Great King Street at the Museum Annex building (including NZ Post): OPEN | Mon-Fri 9-5.30; Sat & Sun 10-4

UBS on Campus: OPEN | Mon-Fri 9-3 & Sat 10-1

NZ Post: OPEN | Mon-Fri 9-5.30; Sat & Sun 10-4

Covid Orange Setting - My Vaccine Pass System

In the Orange Setting which comes into play at 11.59pm on Thursday 2 December 2021 we are choosing to operate the My Vaccine Pass System for both UBS On Campus and UBS Great King Street, and are required to operate it for both offsite and onsite events. When coming in-store please wear your mask, scan in to the covid tracer app, be ready to have you My Vaccine Pass scanned on request, and (of course!) be kind to our booksellers and other booklovers in the shop!

Textbooks - Buyback, Summer School and Semester 1 2022

Click here for our Textbook pages where you can find the link to our current second hand textbook Buyback, details of Summer School top titles, and information on required texts for Semester 1, 2022 particularly First Year Health Science and other first year papers and courses of study, including Otago Polytechnic and University of Otago.

New! - University Book Shop Annual Subscription Service (open until 31st January 2022)

Sign up you or a loved one for our new, annual subscription service. You (or your lucky book-loving friend or family member) will receive 12 books (plus quirky book-related treats) delivered to your letterbox for all of 2022. At the UBS we just love spreading the magic of reading and there's no better way than this for you to show the booklover(s) in your life just how much they mean to you. Priced at $399.99.

UBS Gift Vouchers:

Click here or see below for quick orders of UBS Gift Vouchers.

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