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Must see bookstore in Auckland

This is a really cute, welcoming second-hand bookstore on Ponsonby Rd. It's got a huge selection of... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2018
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Beautiful store with a lot to offer

A beautiful store with so much to offer. Many hours could easily be spent looking through all the... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2018
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21 Apr 2018
“Must see bookstore in Auckland”
24 Feb 2018
“Beautiful store with a lot to offer ”
A delightful secondhand bookstore in the heart of Ponsonby. Seven rooms. More than twenty thousand books. All kinds of delights. And starting from a dollar. Come take a wander in space and time. Take a seat in the sunny backyard. Enjoy the Wifi...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
201 Ponsonby Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
+64 9-360 1741
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

This is a really cute, welcoming second-hand bookstore on Ponsonby Rd. It's got a huge selection of books dispersed through several cozy rooms in an old doctors house (according to the owner). It's a bit tucked back from the street, so it's easy to walk...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Nearly walked past after a great breakie in Ponsonby but then double took and decided to pop in. Lovely house converted into this bookstore with a great variety of books. We each ended up buying something. Didn’t get a chance to sit in the sun...More

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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

A beautiful store with so much to offer. Many hours could easily be spent looking through all the books and rooms. All kinds of authors and genres available. Very inviting and warm atmosphere. Would definitely recommend to a friend.

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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Stumbled across this gem of a second hand bookstore - so we’ll organised and you can’t help but find a great book...or 10. They provide a cup of coffee and have wonderful beanbags you can sit on to relax and read your new finds -...More

Thank Tracy S
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Third time visiting NZ and Third time visiting THE OPEN BOOK. Left With a whole bag (two bags) full of fantastic non-fiction books about NZ, first contact, Maori, Pacific anthropology, Sailing, Discovery, and the odd biography. Had a Nice chat With the lady in charge,...More

Thank ericdelanoue
whereishayden, Owner at The Open Book, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

Thanks Eric. So pleased you had a good time. We shall look forward to seeing you again next Christmas.

Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely secondhand bookstore set up in a old house on Ponsonby. Grab a coffee at one of the nearby cafes and browse the books - there are rooms of them! The garden out back looks like a great place to read, though was raining when...More

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