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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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  • Walk the Blue Fields

    $24.99
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  • Birding

    $37.99
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  • Hypocrite

    $37.99
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  • This Strange Eventful History

    $37.99
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    Saltblood

    $36.99
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  • Long Island

    $37.99
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  • Wide Wide Sea

    $40.00
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  • No Judgement: On Being Critical

    $39.99
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  • Stalin Affair: The Impossible Alliance that Won the War

    $39.99
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  • Everest, Inc: The Renegades and Rogues Who Built an Industry at the Top of the World

    $39.99
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  • Magic Pill: The Extraordinary Benefits and Disturbing Risks of the New Weight Loss Drugs

    $38.99
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  • Road to Freedom: Economics and the Good Society

    $40.00
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  • Maurice and Maralyn: A Whale, a Shipwreck, a Love Story

    $45.00
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  • Committed: A Memoir of Finding Meaning in Madness

    $39.99
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  • Moederland: Nine Daughters of South Africa

    $39.99
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  • Grief is for People: A Memoir

    $27.99
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  • Ans Westra: A Life in Photography

    $50.00
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  • Otherhood: Essays about being childless, childfree and child-adjacent

    $39.99
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  • Vitamin Txt: Words in Contemporary Art

    $110.00
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  • Organic Vegetable Gardening: A month-by-month guide to growing your own food

    $45.00
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  • Under the Stars Camping Australia and New Zealand

    $49.99
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  • Six-legged Ghosts: The Insects of Aotearoa

    $55.00
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  • Art of Climbing

    $64.99
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  • Gardening Book

    $70.00
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  • Damsel

    $24.99
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  • Not Like Other Girls

    $22.99
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  • Brothers Hawthorne

    $23.00
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  • Ghost Drum

    $22.99
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  • Where Sleeping Girls Lie

    $22.99
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  • Reappearance of Rachel Price

    $22.99
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    Garden Against Time: In Search of a Common Paradise

    $49.99
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    All the Beauty in the World: A Museum Guard’s Adventures in Life, Loss and Art

    $30.00
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    Help Wanted

    $37.99
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    Heart in Winter

    $36.99
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    Parade

    $36.99
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    Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief Collector’s Edition

    $55.00
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  • Ron Mueck

    $110.00
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  • Atlas of Car Design: The World’s Most Iconic Cars

    $220.00
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  • Illustrated World of Tolkien: The Second Age

    $80.00
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  • History: The Definitive Visual Guide (4th edition 2023)

    $100.00
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  • Fullmetal Alchemist Complete Box Set

    $475.00
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  • Therapeutic Library: 100 essential books that teach fulfilment, calm and well-being

    $60.00
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