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Adventure Books

7 Harbour Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 3-434 7756
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Books to Read by Lamplight in a Tent

I heard from other adventure book geeks that this was a jewel of a bookshop and I finally had the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tom H
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Wow

I don't really use to review places that I visit, but this place deserves to be reviewed. It's such... read more

Reviewed February 17, 2018
sara7980
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7 Harbour Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
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+64 3-434 7756
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Tom H
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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

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

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

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

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Reviewed 3 April 2017

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

Thank austineats
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

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

Thank Ross C
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Reviewed 27 January 2017

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

Thank Linda H
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Reviewed 20 December 2016

Thousands of exploration and adventure books and original artifacts. You can browse for hours and be amazed by the first editions, but try to buy something to help the guy stay in business !

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Reviewed 30 June 2016

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

Thank Redwoodie
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Reviewed 5 June 2016

What a fantastic bookshop! A huge range of quality books on all things adventure-related: mountaineering, polar exploration, ship wrecks, you name it. And there's a full size replica of the James Caird for Shackleton enthusiasts like me! Bill, the owner, was great to chat to...More

Thank Josie1232003
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