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Dove Bookshop

"The Biggest Recycled Bookshop in Town"

We love books!

Thousands and thousands of books; a huge range of Fiction and Literature. New Zealand Non-Fiction, Biographies, History, Military, Cooking, Health & Wellbeing, Business, Academic Texts, Sport, Humour, Flora & Fauna, Art, Music, Christian, Gardening, Craft, Jigsaws and much more.

In addition, families have discovered a treasure trove of gems in the extensive children's and young adults section. 

So pop in and see us; you are bound to find a gem!


About Us

The Dove Bookshop is run by St. Christophers Community Trust, a registered charitable trust, which begun selling recycled books 20 years ago as a fundraiser to assist the community outreach programmes of St. Christophers Anglican Church in Avonhead, Christchurch. 

For many years, Dove Bookshop operated small bookshops around Christchurch until we moved into a 300 square metre space in Bishopdale Mall in early 2020. The new site has transformed the way we operate and our customers are delighted at the spacious layout of the shop with the hugely increased range of books on offer.                                                      
All stock is generously donated and lovingly recycled by our staff; allowing our books to remain affordably priced.

Our sister shop next door, Arty Facts, has a great range of Jigsaws, Cds, DVDs, Games, Puzzles and Bric-a-Brac; another reason to pay us a visit when you’re in the area.

So come and visit us!


Books to donate? Drop them into the store during business hours or if you would like us to collect them, please call us on 03 3599869 during shop hours to arrange a convenient time for pick up.

Donations are gratefully accepted.


Store Location

11C Bishopdale Court

Bishopdale Mall



New Zealand 8053


Monday - Friday

10:00am - 4.30pm

December 25-26 - CLOSED

December 27-30 normal hours

January 1-2 - CLOSED

January 3 resume normal hours

April 25 - Anzac Day - CLOSED

July 14 - Matariki - CLOSED



10:00am - 4:00pm



+64 3 3599869

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