Knowledge of books is what we do! Our booksellers are a lovely, enthusiastic and well-informed team with a surprisingly diverse range of backgrounds and interests.
The friendly faces you see as you come in the door, our booksellers are a lovely, enthusiastic and well-informed team with a surprisingly diverse range of backgrounds and interests. Though you’ll most often see them on the shop floor, where they’re always ready to help you locate a title or recommend a book (or several!), they also manage book buying, special orders and events organisation for UBS behind the scenes.
Dedicated to promoting a love of reading in children of all ages, our team of Children’s Specialist booksellers run UBS Otago’s free Story Time and liaise with schools to support both literacy and literary journeys for children of all ages, stages and interests. The Children’s Specialists are creative, knowledgeable and enthusiastic and are always ready to help children and their Big People find the perfect book in The Children’s Room.
Textbooks, Academic & Institutions
Based at our UBS On Campus store, Jess and Ina specialise in liaising with libraries and Otago University and Polytechnic, and managing UBS Otago’s significant textbook business.
Admin & Inventory
Working behind the scenes, our Admin & Inventory team are the backbone of what keeps UBS running smoothly, through processing new inventory, returns, and web and mail orders, managing the accounts, and covering the front desk wherever there’s a need.