Scorpio Books has been supplying Riccarton and Canterbury with fine books 1976. Their Riccarton based store has a huge range of books, and if they don't have it they most likely can order it in for you.

They also have an online shop, if you can't make it down - perfect for all you bookworms out there.

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One of the best selections of ‘left of centre’ books in Christchurch, and there is some of the best coffee and pizza places in the cbd right outside!

If you are wanting a quality book of a specialised genre for a unique person, then Scorpio Books is where all the buzzing readers fly to. Now with two stores in the Re Start Mall and Riccarton, along with leather seats placed around the shop, you will find yourself spoilt for choice for variety whilst feeling at home as you browse the many books. Whether its crime, sci-fi or the latest fiction, there is always a treasure to discover.