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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
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
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
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.
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
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
Date of experience: January 2018
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.
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