With literature being one of the most important factors in art and culture, it’s important to indulge in the natural manner of finding the next great read. Visiting bookshops instead of going online adds a more natural and warmer feel when searching for a great book.
With so many interesting bookshops in Auckland, this list will showcase the most popular ones to visit.
Time Out Bookstore – Eden Terrace, Auckland
Time Out Bookstore is situated in Mount Eden and is a well-loved store with the local community. The shop has built a respected reputation for its eclectic titles, self-published works, and beautiful shelf dispels. They even won the Bookseller of the Year accolade in 2016 for their efforts in selling and advertising their books.
Bookmark Second-hand Book – Davenport, Auckland
Bookmarks Second-hand Books is situated in the historic town of Davenport, which is known for having some of the greatest writers in New Zealand. They have an extensive range of paperbacks, collectable fiction, antiquaries, and specialist books. The shop has over 20 000 books on display, making it easy to find an interesting read.
Hard to Find Books – Mount Eden, Auckland
This shop is perfect for treasure hunters. Hard to find books in Eden Terrace, Auckland possibly has some of the hardest to find and rare books of any type. The shop has over 300 000 books on sale, making it one of the most well-packed bookshops found in Auckland. Find collector’s hardback books or more contemporary paperbacks at Hard to Find Books.
The Open Book – Ponsonby Road, Auckland
The Open Book is a beautiful second-hand bookshop situated in the heart of Ponsonby. The shop is in a Victorian-style house that’s fully refurbished and lined with lanterns on the outside. The shop has a large variety of hard-to-find books, as well as bargain, buys for those everyday reads.