Browsers Quality Secondhand Bookshop

Monday9:30 am – 5:30 pm.

Tuesday9:30 am – 9:30 pm.

Wednesday9:30 am – 9:30 pm.

Thursday9:30 am – 9:30 pm.

Friday9:30 am – 9:30 pm.

Saturday10:00 am – 9:30 pm.

Sunday10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Riverbank Lane, 298 Victoria Street, Hamilton Central

07 839 1919

Impressive for its sheer array of books, as well as clever, quirky design, Browsers is a book lover’s paradise. Quality secondhand books adorn the shelves, and old singer sewing machines, typewriters and comfy leather chairs lend themselves to the somewhat nostalgic atmosphere. The books feel well-loved and well-thumbed, and the head high bookshelves will keep you entertained for hours.

A particularly impressive display of craftsmanship is the towering bookcase located right next to the entrance, where the mystery remains as to what would happen if someone fancied a novel right at the top. A considerable Māori and New Zealand section lends plenty of literature to our history, while the colourful kids section comes complete with a small cubby area perfect for tucking away and losing yourself in a fictional world for a while. Sheet music is a nice touch to a bookstore that’s both modern and historic, and knowledgeable staff seem to have the whereabouts of every novel perfectly mapped out in their head.

Words by Rosie Morrison & Photography by Anna Briggs

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Riverbank Lane, 298 Victoria Street, Hamilton Central

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