Schrödinger's Books

Monday9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Tuesday9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Wednesday9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Thursday9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Friday9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Saturday9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Sunday10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

137 Jackson Street, Petone, Lower Hutt

04 260 3777

It’s incredibly easy to get lost in Schrödinger's Books, a small, independent bookshop in Petone packed full to the brim with variety and quality. There is plenty to entice you in and hold you captive: from the beautifully  curated selection of books, to the aroma of new books and old wooden hand-crafted shelves. 

Opening in 2019, Schrödinger's Books has gone from strength to strength, even winning the coveted ‘NZ’s Best Bookshop’ award in 2021. The store itself is a beautifully restored space, with original art deco windows and a giant old boardroom table that dominates the floor – packed with books, of course! There are comfy chairs to sink into to help with the onerous task of narrowing down which books need to accompany you home.

The selection of books is diverse, with an excellent range of fiction and children’s books. Not unfamiliar with compliments about their unbeatable range of science-fiction and fantasy books, Schrödinger's also has a broad nonfiction selection, especially when it comes to music and science. Of course, there is a comprehensive array of books about New Zealand and the store is always proud to support local authors.

Schrödinger's Books brings not just quirky and interesting books to the area, but also a sense of belonging. In what is already a vibrant community, the team loves bringing people together by hosting events to celebrate and foster a love for reading, in people young and old. There are regular author events held on the last Thursday of every month at 6pm. Visit their website or Facebook page for more details on these events.

Words by Nicole Mudgway & Photography by Anna Briggs

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Location

137 Jackson Street, Petone, Lower Hutt

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