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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...More
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...More
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...More
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...More
I say one of the greatest being from Portland, home of Powell's and formerly from NY where The Strand is tops. One of the first things to notice is that the entire store's bookshelves have distinct "Aqua hue" to them. Since it specializes in Antarctica-Polar,...More
If you like browsing bookstores and are even remotely adventurous this is the place. Located in the heart of Oamaru's rustic waterfront in a 19th century, limestone warehouse, this world class bookstore awaits your perusal.
Just inside the door you are greeted by a scale...More
Adventure Books are specialists in Antarctica-Polar, Mountaineering; Exploration, Travel, Nautical, Natural history. Bill Nye's bookshop has a terrific range of books, and he is very knowledgable and helpful about books in those fields. The James Caird replica in the doorway is the finest of props...More
From the moment you walk in to the shop the atmosphere is amazing. Bill the owner, is so knowledgeable on adventure experiences. The evening presentations Bill provides are interesting and it is a great experience to meet a lot of his guests who talk about...More
Book, old books, more books and a boat. I'm not literate enough to do this shop justice with my description but it is a fantastic bookshop focused on nature, adventure and exploring and the humans involved. If you love books this is unmissable. If you...More