Renaissance Books

Welcome to Renaissance Books. We have in stock over 8000 rare, used and out-of-print books. If you are looking for a particular author, title or subject, we recommend performing a keyword search in the "Quick Search" box.

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+64 3 4719294

Notes for New Zealand customers:

Postage and packing within New Zealand is NZ$5.00 per book. New Zealand buyers can make payment by mailing a cheque made out to "Renaissance Books" to:

Renaissance Books
PO Box 335
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand

or by direct deposit to:

Name: Renaissance Books
Account Number: 03 0905 0276749 00
Bank: Westpac

We also accept payment by VISA, Mastercard, or PayPal.

Notes for International customers:

Shipping rates will be displayed at the check-out. We accept payment by Visa, Mastercard, or PayPal. We also accept personal cheques in most currencies. Cheques can be made out to "Renaissance Books" and mailed to:

Renaissance Books
PO Box 335
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand

Payments can also be made by wire transfer to:

Name of Account: Renaissance Books
Account Number: 03 0905 0276749 00
Bank: Westpac New Zealand Limited, Auckland, New Zealand
Swift Code: WPACNZ2W
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About Renaissance Books:

We are located in central Dunedin, in the south of the South Island of New Zealand. We do not currently have an open shop, although appointments can be made to view particular titles or subjects.

 The easiest way to contact us for further information is generally by emailing us here:

If you prefer the telephone, you can phone us at +64 3 4719294. If we are out of the office and unavailable to answer the call, you are welcome to leave a message on our answering machine, which is regularly checked for messages.

We are always happy to answer further questions about any book, and to send additional photographs or scans.

For shipping, we pack all of our books inside cardboard boxes, with plenty of bubble-wrap for cushioning and protection. All international orders are sent by Airmail (there is no surface mail available from New Zealand). First Class airmail from New Zealand will generally reach most parts of the world within 5 to 12 working days, while Economy Airmail will take 15 to 25 working days. 

The mural from our former store on George St, Dunedin:


The proprietor, Malcolm Moncrief-Spittle:


A shelf of books:

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