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Top 5 Secondhand Book Shops

Reading material with a difference

July 2009 - Last updated: 4/11/2010

Nothing beats a good book store where you can spend hours browsing on a lazy afternoon. If you’re after reading material with a difference you’ll be spoilt for choice with our favourite pre-loved book stores.....

Hard to Find Books
Hard to Find (but worth the effort) Books in Onehunga stock the largest range of secondhand books with over 90,000 titles in store including rare, collectable and interesting books. Their website is pretty in-depth too with a further 35,000 titles online. A unique and eccentric bookshop experience.


Jasons Books
Lorne Street's Jasons Books have over 30,000 books in store and have been keeping Central Aucklanders happy for more than 40 years.

Rare Books
For early collectables, out of print books and more, check out Rare Books in High Street Auckland City. They also stock maps, posters and postcards.

Bookmark specialises in New Zealand history including maritime and aviation. They also have over 20,000 books.

Evergreen Books
There's something for everyone at Devonport's Evergreen Books who have also been around for more than 20 years. 

Other worthy mentions include:
Books @ Devonport Wharf
Classics and SuchLike Books
St Kevin's Arcade Books

Editorial by Katherine Robinson

Rare Books

6 High St Auckland Central Auckland

Antiquarian, secondhand, old, out-of-print. Early collectables, prints, maps, postcards, photographs, posters. Book valuations.

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Classics and Suchlike Books

201 Ponsonby Rd Ponsonby Auckland

Classics and Suchlike Books are situated in Ponsonby. We buy and sell secondhand, good quality books and have a selection of 30 odd thousand books covering every genre you could imagine. Come and check us out, we are particularly keen on literature and quality books and also have a great range of...

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Jason Books

16 O'Connell St, Auckland

Jason Books has been in Auckland City for 40 years and is still going strong. We are the largest and most comprehensive second hand bookshop in the CBD and have over 30,000 books in stock. That's enough to keep the whole family, indeed the whole street, happy. We not only sell but will buy books...

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St Kevins Arcade 2nd Hand Bookshop

5/183 Karangahape Rd Auckland Central Auckland

St Kevin's Arcade Secondhand Bookshop on K Rd stocks a wide range of secondhand books. St Kevin's Arcade is your one stop bookshop for everything secondhand.

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Bookmark Secondhand Books

Parkway Arcade 46-54 Hurstmere Rd Takapuna Auckland

Bookmark Secondhand Books have been open for 10 years, located in the pristine location of Takapuna. Bookmark Secondhand Books specialise in maritime, military, aviation and New Zealand regional history, but also have cover good range of everything else. We have a massive selection of secondhand...

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Books@Devonport Wharf

Shop 16 2 Queens Pde Devonport Auckland

Books@Devonport Wharf are a second hand bookshop situated at the end of the wharf near fullers office.We offer books,a huge range of magazines,large print books and audio tapes,text books and resource books,CDs,DVDs,videos,tapes and LPs.We buy and sell.Friendly helpful service,do pop in for a browse

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Evergreen Books

15 Victoria Rd Devonport Auckland

Evergreen Books specialise in secondhand, out of print, rare books. We have over 40,000 quality books in stock and have been operating for 20 years in Devonport. Categories of books we stock include New Zealand history, art, architecture, maritime history, military history, fishing, travel...

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Hard To Find Books

171-173 The Mall Onehunga

At Hard to Find (but worth the effort) Books we stock rare, collectable and a broad range of interesting books!

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