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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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  • 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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  • Don Binney: Flight Path

    $89.99
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  • In Defence of the Act

    $38.00
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  • Ash

    $30.00
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  • Small Hours

    $37.99
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  • Anita de Monte Laughs Last

    $36.99
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  • Bullet Swallower

    $37.99
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  • Picasso’s Lovers

    $37.99
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  • No Judgement: On Being Critical

    $39.99
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  • Humanise: A Maker’s Guide to Building Our World

    $37.00
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  • Mortal Secrets: Freud, Vienna and the Discovery of the Modern Mind

    $39.99
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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

    $79.99
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  • Day in the Life of Abed Salama: A Palestine Story

    $40.00
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  • How To Say Babylon: A Jamaican Memoir

    $37.99
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  • Heart Stood Still (Ka Haea te Ata)

    $35.00
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  • Dame Suzy D: My Story

    $37.99
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  • Beautiful Afternoon

    $38.00
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  • Bob Crowder: A New Zealand organics pioneer

    $45.00
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  • Promised Party: Kahlo, Basquiat and Me

    $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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  • Artist’s Journey: The travels that inspired the artistic greats (v2 Journeys of Note)

    $45.00
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  • Different Light: First Photographs of Aotearoa

    $65.00
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  • Alpine Panorama: A View To A Climb

    $59.99
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  • Kai and Kindness

    $55.00
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  • Where Sleeping Girls Lie

    $22.99
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  • Reappearance of Rachel Price

    $22.99
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    Those Girls

    $22.99
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  • Breakup Lists

    $23.00
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  • Wrong Answers Only

    $24.00
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    Grimmelings

    $24.99
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    Black Duck: A Year at Yumburra

    $39.99
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    Enlightenment

    $38.00
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    Earth

    $35.00
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    African History of Africa: From the Dawn of Humanity to Independence

    $40.00
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    Silver Bone: The Kyiv Mysteries

    $37.99
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    House of Flame and Shadow (v3 Crescent City)

    $50.00
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  • Slim Aarons: The Essential Collection

    $285.00
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  • Grand Bikepacking Journeys: Riding Iconic Routes around the World

    $135.00
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  • Ron Mueck

    $110.00
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  • Fullmetal Alchemist Complete Box Set

    $475.00
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  • Witcher (8 Books Boxed Set: Last Wish, Sword of Destiny, Blood of Elves, Time of Contempt, Baptism of Fire, Tower of The Swallow, Lady of Lake, Season

    $150.00
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  • Leaving the Comfort Zone: The Adventure of a Lifetime

    $135.00
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