Auckland is at COVID-19 Alert Level 3 now. This will be reviewed on Mon 4 Oct.

Best Children’s Book Shops in Auckland, New Zealand

Little Unity Children's Bookshop

Best Children’s Book Shops in Auckland, New Zealand

Here is our pick of the BEST bookshops in Auckland, New Zealand to find books for children and young adults. 

Little Unity Children's Bookshop

Little Unity (pictured above) is an independent bookshop dedicated soley to children and young people’s books from Aotearoa and the wider world. It is right next door to the popular Unity books Auckland in High Street in Auckland CBD.

The Dorothy Butler Children's Bookshop

The Dorothy Butler Children’s Bookshop is a dedicated children’s bookstore at the Jervious Road end of Ponsonby.  As well as a wide range of great quality books, they stock puzzles, games and toys.

Matakana Village Books

You will find the Matakana Village Bookstore in the heart of Matakana Village, next to the Farmers Market and river in the block of shops under the cinema. This boutique independent bookstore has a corner filled with beautiful children’s and young adult’s books.

Time Out Bookstore

Time Out Bookstore is a small store in the heart of Mount Eden village that is loved by locals and Aucklanders from further afield since 1988. They have a lovely kids room at the end of the shop that is full of children’s books with a great selection for all ages from babies through to teens. If you can’t find what you want, then they are happy to order a book in just for you too.

Time Out Bookstore

Arcadia Bookshop

Aracadia Bookshop is a small boutique bookshop in Osborne Street in Newmarket, with a delightful children and young adults section.

Dear Reader

Grey Lynn’s beloved independent book store Dear Reader in the Richmond Road village of shops has a children’s corner with a wide range of books for children.

The Booklover

The Booklover is an independent bookshop in Milford on Auckland’s North Shore with a thoughful selection of books for all ages, including children and young adults.

Paradox Books

Devonport’s independent book shop Paradox Books carries a carefully chosen section of books, including those for children and young adults. They also have a range of puzzles and games and children’s activities for sale too.

Paradox Books

Paper Plus

Paper Plus is 100% New Zealand owned and operated retailed who aims to inspire children and adults to live bigger lives through literacy and learning. As well as selling children’s and young adults books they also sell toys, games, stationery and gifts.

Paper Plus has 21 stores in Auckland including Auckland Hospital, Birkenhead, Browns Bay, Eastridge, Glenfield, Howick, Meadowbank, Orewa, Parnell, Ponsonby, Pukekohe, Remuera, Helensville, Highland Park, Sunnynook, Waiheke, Waiuku, St Heliers, Takapuna, Warkworth and Westcity.


Whitcoulls is a proudly New Zealand owned company that was founded 130 years ago.  Their stores sell a wide selection of children’s books and  young adults books as well as stationery, toys, puzzles, games and gifts for children.

Whitcoulls has 29 stores  in Auckland including their Commercial Bay, St Lukes, Glenfield, New Lynn, Albany, Botany, Papakura, Little High Street, Royal Oak, Milford, Syvlia Park, Manukau, Pukekohe, Newmarket, Sylvia Park, Takapuna, NorthWest, Browns Bay and Silverdale stores.

Reader Interactions

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *