About Us

The Bookshop Experience - Unique in Christchurch - An Oasis of Calm

If you are looking for a bookshop that really feels like a good bookshop should, you must visit Piccadilly Books. Bookshelves and Staff staggering and groaning under the weight of books, books and more books. Yes, we have the best sellers, but our reach and depth of range is far greater.

Here you get to see and feel real books - books you have always wanted - and even better - books you had never thought of, and might never have discovered. And you can smell books here, books that have just left the printer and some that have patiently waited here for you and only you. Some have said that on quiet nights when the seas are calm you can hear books chanting a mantra at Piccadilly ....Hold Me....Love Me....Take Me Home....


A Bookshop Created By Independent Thought

Every book hand-picked for Piccadilly by Piccadilly Staff, and a network of regular contacts from New Zealand and Overseas Publishing, and with recommendations from wonderfully well-read customers.


A Reputation for Service - Considered and Considerate

Our staff are here to give you best service. Our books are chosen, displayed, discussed, recommended, wrapped and packed for you and your lucky friends and relatives.

Despite being frantically busy behind the scenes, up ladders and under the counter, our staff are friendly and only too willing to help.

A Reputation for Choice & Difference

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With links to all major Publishers and Distributors in New Zealand / Australia and with a ready access to local authors and self publishers, we aim to give you the best of choice in national and international reading. We search literary publications for titles that fly under the radar, and we will search wherever to find that book that you can not locate elsewhere.

And More Than Just Books

  • No Christchurch bookshop has a wider stock of Magazines than Piccadilly.
  • A brilliant selection of Greeting Cards
  • Stationery, Gift Stationery, Commercial & School
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Situated in Paradise (some might say)

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If a friendly suburban mall setting be paradise... We have found it here in Avonhead. We are located between two wonderful giftshops, beside the best florist in Christchurch and within reach of two aromatic coffee houses. Plenty of car parking and buses to our doorstep, (almost).