Scorpio Books Ltd

Booksellers Gift Card: The Gift of Choice

See the map above to find out where you can redeem your gift card.

The Booksellers gift card is sold and redeemed in bookstores nationwide, including many independent bookshops and all Paper Plus and Take Note stores.

Scorpio a lively part of Container Mall in Cashel Street

We’ve all heard about Christchurch fashion stores and other city shops displaced by earthquakes having temporary mini premises in container blocks in Cashel Street, near the re-opened Ballantynes department store.

Christchurch bookshops accepting $5 Book Month vouchers

During New Zealand Book Month (1-31 March 2011) four million $5 book vouchers were distributed nationwide as part of the Books Change Lives campaign.

Because of the Christchurch earthquake of 22 Feburary 2011, not all Christchurch residents had the opportunity to use their voucher. Therefore, in Christchurch Book Month will extend until the end of May. Read the full story.

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45 years a bookseller and planning many more

Scorpio Books’ David Cameron - 45 years a bookseller and planning many more!

Scorpio Books is a Christchurch institution, a spacious, incredibly well stocked and eclectic bookshop in Hereford Street, just down from Ballantynes.

David Cameron, Scorpio’s owner, has been in books since leaving school to work at UBS Dunedin in 1965. Ten years later he bought the Christchurch business, then Pisces Books. In 1979 there was a change of astrological name to become Scorpio.

Initially, the stock was counter-culture alternative and quite different. Cook books were only for vegans and vegetarians, but over the past 21 years much has changed, accelerating 12 years ago when Scorpio moved to its present 4000 sq foot site.