Book Pilgrimage: Wellington

Wellington. The city of wind, politicians, good coffee, and books.

While I was there, I embarked on a book pilgrimage, visiting each bookstore as if it were a holy site, spending quiet hours in each one, surrounded by the magic that books hold.

VIC BOOKS – a bookstore at Victoria University. The store also is home to a cafe, so you can slowly sip your coffee and peruse at your leisure.

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ARTY BEES BOOKS – there is nothing better than a bookshop that is open late. And Arty Bees Books is the perfect place to browse after dark.

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GRAPHIC – the name says it all. Go here to find every and any kind of graphic novel, comic, or manga imaginable.

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PEGASUS BOOKS – the second-hand bookshop with all the best titles. Climb a ladder to reach the very top shelves, and get lost in the labyrinth of book-lined rooms.

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THE FERRET BOOKSHOP – loaded with lovely second hand books, this cute store also has an amazing selection of New Zealand poetry. The exposed brick walls and taxidermy ferrets make the shop even better.

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UNITY BOOKS – of course, the ever-faithful Unity Books. The Wellington store is now in a bigger location, meaning more books (yay) but less atmosphere (nay). Regardless, Unity will never let you down.

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