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Welcome to Scorpio Books

A treasure trove for booklovers

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Scorpio Books is an independent bookstore with the best range of carefully curated books in Ōtautahi Christchurch. Our staff are friendly, knowledgeable, eclectic readers ready with recommendations. Shop our online store, or come in and browse the shelves where you can settle into a comfy chair, discover our staff favourites, the best new releases in fiction and non-fiction, and all manner of bookish delights.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, let us know and if it’s still in print we will order it in for you especially.

Welcome to Scorpio Books - a treasure trove for booklovers

Scorpio Books is an independent bookstore with the best range of carefully curated books in Ōtautahi Christchurch.

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  • Marilynn Webb: Folded in the hills

    $75.00
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  • Flora: Celebrating Our Botanical World

    $80.00
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  • Bird Life

    $38.00
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  • Big Fat Brown Bitch

    $30.00
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  • Pacific Arts Aotearoa

    $65.00
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  • Rugby League In New Zealand: A People’s History

    $59.99
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  • Bullet Swallower

    $37.99
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  • Picasso’s Lovers

    $37.99
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  • Bird Child and Other Stories

    $37.00
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  • Extinction of Irena Rey

    $40.00
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    My Friends

    $37.00
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  • Emily Wilde’s Map of the Otherlands (v2 Emily Wilde)

    $37.99
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    BBQ Economics: How money works and why it matters

    $40.00
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  • Smoke And Ashes: A Journey Through Hidden Histories

    $37.99
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  • Missing Piece: A Women’s Guide to Understanding, Diagnosing and Living with ADHD

    $37.99
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  • Two Wheels Good: The History and Mystery of the Bicycle

    $37.00
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  • Who Owns the Moon? In Defence of Humanity’s Common Interests in Space

    $38.99
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  • Bob Dylan: Mixing up the Medicine

    $175.00
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  • American Mother

    $38.99
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  • Do You Still Have Time for Chaos?

    $35.00
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  • Dictionary People: The Unsung Heroes Who Created the Oxford English Dictionary

    $40.00
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  • Lawrence of Arabia: A Biography

    $42.00
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  • Every Man for Himself and God against All

    $55.00
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  • Wandering Through Life: A Memoir

    $40.00
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  • Monica

    $55.00
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  • Ki Mua, Ki Muri: 25 years of Toioho ki Apiti

    $70.00
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  • Flora: Celebrating Our Botanical World

    $80.00
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  • Artists in Antarctica

    $80.00
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    Recipes for a Lifetime of Beautiful Cooking

    $55.00
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  • Rumi: Food of Middle Eastern Appearance

    $45.00
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  • Let’s Never Speak of This Again

    $30.00
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  • Lightstruck: The Darkening duology v2

    $27.99
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    Curious Tides (v1 Drowned Gods Duology)

    $32.99
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  • Tonight, I Burn

    $27.99
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  • Thieves’ Gambit

    $26.99
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  • Goddess Crown

    $22.99
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    How To Say Babylon: A Jamaican Memoir

    $37.99
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    Matrescence: On the Metamorphosis of Pregnancy, Childbirth and Motherhood

    $65.00
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    Shadows At Noon: The South Asian Twentieth Century

    $90.00
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    Beautiful Afternoon

    $38.00
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    Foraging New Zealand

    $50.00
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    When I Open the Shop

    $35.00
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  • Ron Mueck

    $110.00
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  • Leaving the Comfort Zone: The Adventure of a Lifetime

    $135.00
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  • Kinfolk Wilderness (Kinfolk Adventures)

    $110.00
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  • Lords of the Earth: The Entwined Destiny of Wildlife and Humanity

    $200.00
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  • Lord of the Rings Boxed Set

    $99.00
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  • Dior in Bloom

    $190.00
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