University Bookshop Canterbury

University Bookshop Canterbury
Christchurch, CAN
University Bookshop (Canterbury)
University Drive
Christchurch, CAN, 8041
New Zealand

Monday - 8.30 am - 5.30pm
Tuesday - 8.30 am - 5.30pm
Wednesday - 8.30 am - 5.30pm
Thursday - 8.30 am - 5.30pm
Friday - 8.30 am - 5.30pm
Saturday - 10am - 3pm
Sunday - Closed

About Us

We have been part of the University of Canterbury for over 45 years – both at Ilam and in the centre city.

You will rapidly discover our point of difference with other bookstores. We go well-beyond a chain-store “top 20”. Our range of books is vast and our experienced staff take pride in choosing the books you will want to read.

UBS has a wide selection of both fiction and non-fiction. We carry new titles and an extensive and credible backlist of past classics. New Zealand titles are strongly represented and we have a lively children’s section. There is always a steady stream of students and staff in the bookstore, but it is also home to many of the city’s readers. Everyone is welcome to browse and shop.

UBS is renowned for hosting many authors at the launching of their books. You are welcome to go onto our mailing list for these events. Normally held on a mid-week evening at 5.30-7pm, our regular customers love these occasions.

Customers’ special orders have always been an area of expertise with UBS. We use specialised search engines to locate hard-to-find books.

Our UC Campus shop is a huge 900 sq. metre space, where we stock a large range of book titles which complement our text book market. We also stock an extensive range of stationery, as well as magazines and greeting cards. We have many loyal customers from outside of the University precincts, who have discovered the joy of shopping in a non-mall atmosphere. Car parking is situated beside the store.

There is a 10% discount off all Text books

Our experienced staff members are extremely knowledgeable. They are dedicated booksellers who read widely, with many years of experience within the book trade.
We pride ourselves on sourcing book titles from a host of internet search engines. This enables us to source any in-print title you may require.

We regularly mail our customers with up-to-date information regarding our many book launch events in store.

We welcome special orders and are specialists in this area.

Services and Categories

  • New Books
  • Used Books
  • Sell Tokens
  • Redeem Tokens
  • Sells Giftcards
  • Redeems Giftcards
  • Online Bookshop
  • Art
  • LGBT
  • Children’s
  • Mind/Body/Spirit
  • Religious
  • Classic Books
  • Mystery
  • Sci-Fi/Fantasy
  • Foreign Language
  • NZ
  • Scientific/Technical/Professional
  • Travel
  • History
  • Non Fiction
  • Text Books
  • Stationery
  • Magazines
  • Cards
  • Educational
  • Canterbury