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  • Rediscover the Magic of Childhood

    Our Children’s Room helps booklovers old and new discover the magic of reading.
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  • 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
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  • With proud beginnings as a student bookshop

    Supplying students and academics for over seventy years
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  • We turn bookselling into an art

    Curating and collecting the best range of books in one place for your enjoyment.
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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


Upcoming Event: Tom Scott talks... Searching for Charlie with Toitu's William McKee


Tickets: $18 click here to order or from UBS Otago, 378 Great King Street

Wednesday 4th November, 7pm at Toitu (doors open 6pm to view the 'Call to Arms' exhibition)

Captain Charles Hazlitt Upham is the only combat soldier ever to win the Victoria Cross twice. His acts of bravery in World War II meant he probably deserved six more.

The mystery of how a reserved, modest, slightly built farm valuer from New Zealand, could be so ferocious and fearless in battle has intrigued and fascinated Tom Scott ever since he read about Charles Upham as a schoolboy. ‘Searching for Charlie’ is his epic quest to unravel the “real” Charles Upham. Enjoy an evening with Tom Scott as he entertains and enlightens us along with Toitu's military historian and exhibition curator, William McKee.

All proceeds to to Dunedin RSA to support their work in veteran welfare.

UBS Gift Tokens:

We have UBS Gift Tokens available in a variety of values. Click here to view and purchase. At this stage these can't be used online, but if purchasing using our website and you wish to use a UBS Gift Token to pay then please phone 03 477 6976 and we'll make the arrangements for you.

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