Vic Books Pipitea

Vic Books was founded in 1975 as the supplier of all Victoria University of Wellington course textbooks and notes. Since then our independently owned stores have grown to also include stationery, giftware, official University memorabilia, superbly curated books and contemporary cafes.
Vic Books Pipitea
Vic Books Pipitea
27 Lambton Quay
New Zealand

About Us

Located in the heart of Victoria University of Wellington’s Kelburn and Pipitea campuses, Vic Books is a 100% student owned community bookstore, proudly selling books and more recently coffee, since September 1975!

Not just for students! We are for everyone who likes to read, to drink coffee, to hang out and enjoy great bookstore spaces. We hand-pick books from around the world so as well as textbooks you'll find the latest new releases, quality non-fiction, children's books for newborns right through to young adults, cookbooks and classics. We specialise in New Zealand titles and have an extensive Maori and Pasifika section.

In addition we have one of the best ranges of greeting cards in the city and a carefully selected range of gift ware.

We love working with Coffee Supreme to supply the good stuff through our cafes, so much so that we even have our own special blend, you can try the Vic Books Blend at either of our sites as well as Supreme's top notch single origin beans, pick up a bag of beans for your weekend so you never have to go without.

Our Kelburn store is open Monday through Saturday and our Pipitea store Monday through Friday.
Please join us on Saturday's from 11am at our Kelburn store for our pre-school story time with Baz. If you are passing by our Pipitea store on a Thursday or Friday in the late afternoon join us for a glass of wine or craft beer whilst admiring the magnificent 'I Am' by Colin McCahon, the jewel in the crown of Victoria University of Wellington's art collection.

Services and Categories

  • New Books
  • Used Books
  • Kobo eBooks
  • Kobo Readers
  • Sell Tokens
  • Redeem Tokens
  • Sells Giftcards
  • Redeems Giftcards
  • Cafe
  • Online Bookshop
  • Have Bookclub
  • Post Shop
  • Art
  • Regional
  • Children’s
  • Mind/Body/Spirit
  • Religious
  • Classic Books
  • Mystery
  • Sci-Fi/Fantasy
  • Foreign Language
  • NZ
  • Travel
  • History
  • Non Fiction
  • Text Books
  • Kobo eBooks
  • Stationery
  • Cards
  • Educational
  • Wellington