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Adventure Books

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robincapper wrote a review Mar 2020
Auckland, New Zealand
Imagine an amazing library of adventure books (Climbing, trekking, nautical, exploration) where you can browse and buy treasures. Brilliant place to browse and buy. Also great display, artefacts & merchandise relating to Shackleton.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Lost in Paradise wrote a review Oct 2018
Queenstown, New Zealand
One of the best things about Oamaru is that the Council has control of the Heritage District so the merchants are all local eccentrics who can afford to indulge their passion. (Other places in NZ could take their lead, instead of allowing every retail district to become a stop over for K-Mart and Countdown). This is a book shop dedicated to travellers, adventurers and Sir Edmond Hillary. There is a giant weather beaten sailboat in the front of the shop as you walk in. The owner is so laid back and bubbling with info - this isn’t just a bookshop, it’s an experience. Thoroughly enjoyed browsing - could easily have stayed all day.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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Tom H wrote a review Apr 2018
I heard from other adventure book geeks that this was a jewel of a bookshop and I finally had the opportunity to browse its shelves for myself. The shop has an endless supply of mountaineering and exploration tales, some of which are rare and out of print. After chatting with the shop owner I learned that he had spent time in Antarctica and he clearly has a passion and heaps of knowledge of the subject matter. Before your adventure into the Southern Alps stop here first and find endless sources of inspiration!
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Date of experience: April 2018
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sara7980 wrote a review Feb 2018
I don't really use to review places that I visit, but this place deserves to be reviewed. It's such a wonderful place where you could stay a whole day. The owner is a passionate about rare adventure books and in his shop you can find whatever you want. Personally, I was impressed from what he had about Papua New Guinea. It's very difficult to find that kind of paper around and he had so much. Just go to understand. I went with my husband and 7yo daughter and she was enthusiastic!
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Date of experience: February 2018
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birdman222015 wrote a review Jan 2018
Darfield, New Zealand
Where else could you find a guy from Texas that had a first ed of "Endurance" and the replicate of the James Caird !!! I feel fortunate that I live only 2.5 hours away and will return. Fantastic collection of adventure polar and mountaineering books and information
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Date of experience: January 2018
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