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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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  • Snorkelling the Abyss: One woman, striving to survive, fighting for survivors

    $35.00
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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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  • Honeyeater

    $36.99
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  • Misrecognition

    $36.99
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  • Tiananmen Square

    $37.99
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  • Mires

    $39.99
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  • In Memoriam

    $26.00
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  • Bear

    $37.00
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  • Dissident: Alexey Navalny: Profile of a Political Prisoner

    $39.99
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  • Invisible Doctrine: The Secret History of Neoliberalism (& How It Came to Control Your Life)

    $32.00
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  • Milk: The Truth, the Lies and the Unbelievable Story of the Original Superfood

    $37.99
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  • My Beautiful Sisters: A Story of Courage, Hope and the Afghan Women’s Football Team

    $39.99
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  • Survivors

    $37.99
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  • Wide Wide Sea

    $40.00
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  • Thunderclap: A memoir of art and life & sudden death

    $35.00
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  • I Want to Die but I Still Want to Eat Tteokbokki: further conversations with my psychiatrist

    $32.99
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  • Friday Afternoon Club

    $39.99
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  • Maurice and Maralyn: A Whale, a Shipwreck, a Love Story

    $45.00
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  • We Will Not Be Saved

    $39.99
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  • Uptown Local: Joy, Death, and Joan Didion

    $37.99
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  • Vitamin Txt: Words in Contemporary Art

    $110.00
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  • Sight Lines: Women and Art in Aotearoa

    $69.99
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    Eat Pacific: The Pacific Island Food Revolution Cookbook

    $60.00
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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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  • Damsel

    $24.99
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  • Infinity Alchemist

    $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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    Kataraina

    $37.00
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    Intermezzo

    $36.99
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    Make It Make Sense

    $37.99
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    Garden Against Time: In Search of a Common Paradise

    $49.99
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    Whaea Blue

    $40.00
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    There are Rivers in the Sky

    $37.00
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  • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan – The Making of the Classic Film

    $89.99
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  • Mythos: The Illustrated Story

    $95.00
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  • Mastering the Art of French Cooking (Volumes 1 and 2 Slipcased)

    $145.00
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  • Man and His Kitchen: Classic Home Cooking and Entertaining with Style at the Wm Brown Farm

    $100.00
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  • Hobbit (Illustrated by the Author)

    $95.00
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  • Kinfolk Wilderness (Kinfolk Adventures)

    $110.00
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