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Muirs Bookshop

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62 Gladstone Road, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand
+64 6-867 9741
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Worth a visit but NOT open Sunday

We were only in Gisborne for two days and I was keen my visitor from England experienced a visit to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Peyps
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Napier, New Zealand
via mobile
Something a bit different

We went in for the cafe and found great coffee and home cooked food. We then spend longer that we... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2017
DavidGSI
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Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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11 Nov 2017
“Something a bit different ”
3 weeks ago
“Worth a visit but NOT open Sunday”
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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62 Gladstone Road, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand
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+64 6-867 9741
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were only in Gisborne for two days and I was keen my visitor from England experienced a visit to Muir’s Bookshop and cafe, a bit of a Gisborne institution. We weren’t able to go on the Saturday so delayed our Sunday departure and waited...More

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bookshopcafe, Owner at Muirs Bookshop, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Peyps - How frustrating and annoying for you to find we were closed on Sunday. Very sorry to have done this to you. Your comment has made me check our website. It does say we are open 10 til 2pm December and January on...More

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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

We went in for the cafe and found great coffee and home cooked food. We then spend longer that we expected browsing the eclectic collection of books. This was a place we visited several times during our time in Gisbourne.

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bookshopcafe, Owner at Muirs Bookshop, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Hello DavidGSI So glad you enjoyed our bookshop and café. Thank you for your review. Kim Pittar

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Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Always enjoy my visits to Muirs. Friendly staff, nice coffee and cake options and even a little toy box for the little ones ☺

Thank Colin C
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bookshopcafe, General Manager at Muirs Bookshop, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2017

Thanks Colin for you kind review. Glad you enjoy your visits. Kind regards Kim Pittar Owner

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Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We are from the Uk Great Coffee and was lovely sitting on the terrace watching the world go by , we will definitely call again

Thank Diane D
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bookshopcafe, Owner at Muirs Bookshop, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2017

Thanks Diane - so glad you enjoyed your visit. Kind regards Kim Pittar Owner

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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Great bookstore in the Main Street of Gisborne. Fantastic selection of whatever type of book you fancy. Friendly and helpful staff with good recommendations - and great coffee and cake upstairs

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Reviewed 2 October 2016

A shop filled with actual books. And a cafe upstairs. In Gisborne. Quick, visit before online retailing kills this one too.More

Thank James K
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bookshopcafe, Owner at Muirs Bookshop, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2016

Thanks James K for the 5 stars - always what we aim for. I think you'll find that the Independent Bookstores that are left in NZ are ticking along nicely - not quite what we were pre 2009 but doing OK. But - all the...More

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Reviewed 17 February 2016

This is a wonderful haven of bookish calm with a fabulous collection in all sections. Spacious and super relaxing...And topped with a terrific cafe upstairs serving really good coffee, cakes etc and with a balcony from which to observe the gentle folk of Gisborne below......More

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bookshopcafe, Owner at Muirs Bookshop, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2016

Thanks epicure49 for your fantastic review of our cafe. So pleased you had a lovely visit and yes, we are often accused of being an easy place to while away several hours. Kind regards Kim Pittar Owner

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Reviewed 14 January 2016

Very rekaxed, pleasant way to spend some time as a change from the beach or when the weather is iffy, great range and when we were there some good specials of books we had been wantng to get our hands on

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Reviewed 25 November 2015

Up there with the best in the country. Not to be missed, this place is a local legend and for good reason. Simply fantastic selection of books and associated. Who would have thought that Gisborne could hide such a cultural gem!

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bookshopcafe, Owner at Muirs Bookshop, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2015

Thanks Samandhenry - so glad you enjoyed your time in Muirs. Kind regards Kim Pittar Owner

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Reviewed 26 October 2015

The Muir's Bookshop looks old-fashioned in a very positive and cosy way. The staff have a big knowledge, they are very friendly and helpful and if you can't find what you are looking for, they order it and it arrives in no time. What I...More

1  Thank Manuela S
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bookshopcafe, Owner at Muirs Bookshop, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2015

Thanks Manuela for your really great review. So glad you could enjoy both our bookshop and cafe. Regards Kim Pittar Owner

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