Established in 1988, in the heart of Auckland's historic Mt Eden Village, Time Out Bookstore is renowned for its excellent and eclectic books, occasionally weird window displays, haven-like children's book room, and in-store cat.
Owner/manager Wendy Tighe-Umbers, manager Jenna Todd, and a number of bibliophilic helpers - assisted by Lucinda the Tonkinese - will answer your questions, recommend their favourite books, and order for you any title that is not already on their shelves.
Not only helpful - Time Out is also award-winning - in 2016 and 2017 they were Bookstore of the Year in the Booksellers NZ Book Industry Awards. They have won Best Large Retailer at the Albert-Eden Business Awards three years in a row, and in 2017 were one of three bookstores shortlisted for the London Book Fair's Bookstore of the Year.
Time Out Bookstore's opening hours are from 9am to 9pm seven days a week – New Zealand's original open late bookstore.