A university runs on books – and coffee. Since 1975 Vic Books has been fueling the minds and bodies of our customers – students, staff and our neighbours in the city – with branches handily located in Kelburn and downtown Wellington.
Vic Books is the original social enterprise – our returns benefit the student community.
As well as all the texts required for university courses, Vic Books offers a superbly curated selection of books, from the latest in New Zealand and international fiction to the most exciting titles in non-fiction and wonderful children’s books. Our knowledgeable staff will always help you to find the perfect book.
Our independent bookshop includes a lively café with an appetising selection of cabinet food and the best coffee on campus; our baristas are some of the finest in town. Our staff and customers strongly value the principles of sustainability and ethical supply that our café is built on – we are proud users of local suppliers like Coffee Supreme, Fix and Fogg peanut butter and Libertine Blends.
And Vic Books is a popular venue for book launches and hosts the much-loved children’s Storytime with Baz on Saturday mornings. We also sell a fantastic range of cards, luxury stationery and gift items.
Whether you want to find a book for study or pleasure, grab a bite to eat or meet a friend for coffee, or join our friendly team, Vic Books provides a welcoming haven to all.
NZ Book Awards for Children & Young Adults
- The Booker Longlist
- Radio Active
- Te Reo
- Kids Sale
- New Arrivals
- Staff Picks
- Art & Architecture Sale
- VUP Books
- BWB Books
- Sci-Fi & Fantasy
- Young Adult
- Race Politics
- Māori & Pacific Stories