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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 at HD Skinner Annex, Otago Museum Reserve


GREAT KING STREET HOURS (General Books, Children's Books, Stationery, Gifts, NZ Post services, Bee Cards for Dunedin bus services)

Monday-Friday 9am-5.30pm | Saturday & Sunday 10am-4pm | Public Holidays: CLOSED


UBS ON CAMPUS (University of Otago and Otago Polytechnic Textbooks, School/Study Stationery, Bee Cards for Dunedin bus services)

Hours during Exams and Mid Year Break: Monday-Friday 9am-4pm | Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays: CLOSED

Textbook Buy Back

Buyback: Semester 2 2022 (Click here for PDF of current Buy Back)

Buyback of second hand textbooks runs at UBS On Campus from 9 June 2022 until 14 July 2022. This semester we are paying cash or UBS voucher (with an added 10%) for good quality second hand books. 


Covid Orange Setting

In the Orange Setting we are open for business with masks required, but no request to show your Vaccine Pass. Our Covid scanner app posters are still up if you wish to scan in, but there's no requirement for it.


New! - University Book Shop 12-Month Subscription Service

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 a whole year. 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. Click here to subscribe to the magic!


UBS Gift Vouchers:

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

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