About

Fuelling hungry minds since '75 

Vic Books was founded in 1975 and is owned by the Victoria University Students Association Trust (VUWSAT). 

Originally the supplier of all Victoria University of Wellington course textbooks and notes, our stores have grown to provide on campus stationery and supplies, and a superbly curated selection of books, from the latest in New Zealand and international fiction to the most exciting titles in non-fiction and wonderful children’s books. 

Our independent bookshops - in Kelburn and Pipitea - also include lively cafés with an appetising selection of cabinet food and the best coffee on campus; our baristas are some of the finest in town. Our staff and customers strongly value the principles of sustainability and ethical supply that our café is built on – we are proud users of local suppliers like Coffee Supreme, Fix and Fogg and Libertine Blends.

And Vic Books is a popular venue for book launches and hosts the much-loved children’s Storytime with Baz on Saturday mornings. We also sell a fantastic range of cards, luxury stationery and gift items.

Whether you want to find a book for study or pleasure, grab a bite to eat or meet a friend for coffee, or join our friendly team, Vic Books provides a welcoming haven to all.