We have a new shop at 33 Worcester Boulevard and we are open between 9.30 am and 4.30 pm every day during winter, 9.30 - 5.30 during summer.

The Arts Centre Bookshop (www.booksnz.com) operates as a privately owned independent retailer. We were located in the historic ex-Canterbury University complex which was a hub for local artists, craftspeople, and tourists situated in the heart of Christchurch, New Zealand. We are now located across the road from our former premises.

Our in-house retail focus is on books by New Zealand authors, books about New Zealand or books published in New Zealand.

The people, history, culture, landscapes, and tourist attractions of New Zealand are highly unique as well as fascinating. Our goal is to have the largest database of titles from Kiwi authors, photographers, and artists as they gain larger prominence on the world stage.

The wealth and variety of New Zealand and Maori books being released now exceed all previous levels of quality and talent. We also stock titles on the frozen continent of Antarctica and its heroic exploration. We invite all comments, opinions and suggestions because it is only through our customers that we can improve.


Note on Availability:
The titles displayed on this site are not always currently in stock - if this is the case when you order, we will endeavour to have the title to you as soon as possible.

Ordered books can be paid for via paypal and direct credit. We are happy to provide postage included quotes.



33 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch (opposite the The Arts Centre)



Telephone 0064 3 550-1777 FROM OVERSEAS


                              03 550-1777 FROM WITHIN NZ


 email info@booksnz.com














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