Welcome to the UBS Campus bookstore. We have been part of the University of Canterbury for over 45 years – both at Ilam and in the centre city.
You will rapidly discover our point of difference with other bookstores. We go well-beyond a chain-store “top 20”. Our range of books is vast and our experienced staff take pride in choosing the books you will want to read.
UBS has a wide selection of both fiction and non-fiction. We carry new titles and an extensive and credible backlist of past classics. New Zealand titles are strongly represented and we have a lively children’s section. There is always a steady stream of students and staff in the bookstore, but it is also home to many of the city’s readers. Everyone is welcome to browse and shop.
UBS is renowned for hosting many authors at the launching of their books. You are welcome to go onto our mailing list for these events. Normally held on a mid-week evening at 5.30-7pm, our regular customers love these occasions.
Customers’ special orders have always been an area of expertise with UBS. We use specialised search engines to locate hard-to-find books.