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Arty Bees Books

Open Now: 09:00 - 19:00
Open today: 09:00 - 19:00
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Great secondhand bookstore

This is one of the best secondhand bookstores in the country - full to the brim with preloved books... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2017
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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Wonderful old-style bookshop

Probably hasn't has a re-fit since it opened and all the better for it! Vast range of books packed... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2017
Brisbane, Australia
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1 week ago
“Large collection of second hand books”
16 Sep 2018
“Jammed packed with books”
Arty Bees Books is a family-run, independent bookstore nestled in the heart of Wellington City, Aotearoa, New Zealand. Arty Bees is the city's largest retailer of pre-loved, new and rare books. On its shelves sit over 90,000 titles ranging from the...more
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106 Manners St | The Oaks, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-384 5339
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The largest second hand books I ever seen, not only for second hand books, but also some new 100% books are sold here. Many titles and authors from some English speaking countries not only from NZ. For good books, the prices are a bit high,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

This shop is jammed packed with thousands of second hand books. If you are looking for something special that’s not available in a book shop then a visit to this shop is a must. The books are expensive for second hand books. I took a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

I went in for a book exchange and the person I first encountered was the rudest grumpy old man. So many books (2nd Hand) at ridiculous prices. Best of going to buy a brand new book for less money or to the salvos atlest your...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

This is one of the best secondhand bookstores in the country - full to the brim with preloved books of all genres. Well curated and well looked after - this is clearly a shop run by people who love books. If you love books you...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Kiwi-1976
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Probably hasn't has a re-fit since it opened and all the better for it! Vast range of books packed into floor to ceiling shelves with friendly and helpful staff on hand. One of the finest independent bookstores I've visited and centrally located too.

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank Belgo96
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Everyone loves books, Arty Bees Books has pre-loved titles across many ranges. A great independent jewel that also supports some new titles from local authors. Grab a coffee on your way and spend some time browsing the stacks!

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank duncanmO4374FV
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

An amazing book store filled with any genre you desire. The prices are good and the staff are there to help. Amazing Fantasy and Science Fiction section that is sure to have something to fit your tastes.

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank Dukelyer
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

This bookstore has an expansive collection and beautiful quality of books for sale. Most are used / vintage but they have a small collection of new books as well. There are dedicated sections for New Zealand and Maori history and literature. The children's section has...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank KM B
Reviewed 16 April 2016

It is rare to find good bookstores these days. Surprisingly Wellington has a few. Arty Bees is fabulous. Large and diverse selection, old and new, reasonably priced. Could have spent hours in there. Staff were super friendly and knowledgeable too. Thank you!

Date of experience: April 2016
3  Thank Joanna I
Reviewed 13 June 2015

An amazing little book shop just off Cuba Street with an incredible selection of second hand books. There's something in there for everyone and you could spend all day browsing. Great staff members who are keen for a chat and are incredibly helpful. This is...More

Date of experience: June 2015
3  Thank gg_walker
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