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Level 2 & Level 3 Shipping Update - 21st Sep 2021

At Alert Levels 2 & 3, we are now able to ship books from BOTH our Dunedin & Auckland stores.

If you are based in Auckland and would like to collect your books contactlessly from our St Benedicts Street shop, all you need to do is leave a little note to that effect when filling out your details. It is $3 to send one "standard" sized book from our Dunedin store (where most of the books listed online are housed) to our Auckland store — if the book is massive, or there's a little stack of them, expect a dollar or two more. Further, if the code of the book begins with "ak" eg. "ak1/4/999", then this book is actually already in Auckland and there will be no charge for us to arrange contactless pick-up.

Once the book or books in question have arrived at St. Benedicts Street, we will get in touch with you to arrange a time to collect.

Don't see what you're looking for? 
Shoot our Auckland shop an email (books2@hardtofind.co.nz) or call them (ph. 09 368 48 98) — we can scurry around the shelves amongst our extensive uncatalogued stock.

Any questions specific to Dunedin, please contact:


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International customers: New Zealand Lockdown, Aug/Sept 2021 - 18th Aug 2021

International customers: New Zealand Lockdown, Aug/Sept 2021 Due to Covid, parts of New Zealand are currently in lockdown (August, September, probably October 2021, etc.).

We are still able to ship internationally, just be mindful that things may take longer to arrive than usual.

Much of our international post has to transit through other countries going through their own lockdowns (eg. Australia), slowing things further.

We send internationally via standard untracked services, unless otherwise requested, or if the value of the book or books in question is greater than NZ$250. Should you have any questions about your international order or tracking, please contact:


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Early Photo's of the Pacific - 14th Aug 2021

BEAUTIFUL ISLES OF THE SEA: A SOUVENIR OF THE PREMIER'S TRIP TO THE PACIFIC ISLANDS, 1900 (BOXED SET OF 49 PHOTOGRAPHS), new to website: Depicting Richard Seddon's trip to the Islands, primarily Tonga, Fiji, Niue, Rarotonga etc. Set of 49 photographs tipped onto decorated cards (18.5cm by 24cm), generally VG+, some VG- (around half with moderate fading, insect damage to one) in bespoke cardboard box with blue lettering to lid (personally addressed to one R. Monk, Esq., M.H.R., Waitemata (VG-, much scuffing soiling and splits to corners of lid)

13.08.21 Rare Music Books "Gong Dreaming" Daevid Allen - 13th Aug 2021

New to website, including the rare "GONG DREAMING" set by Daevid Allen

New VAT rules for Imports to EU - 7th Jul 2021

New VAT rules for Imports to EU Greetings EU friends,

We shall be sending all books DDU: that is, "delivery duty unpaid" — so you may have to pay the VAT to recieve any packages.

All the best,
Hard to Find Books

Rajneesh/OSHO box set - 4th Jun 2021

The Dhammapada: The Way of the Buddha (12 volume boxed set)

HEAVY, 12x VOLUME BOXED SET, octavo white cloth boards, gilt lettering to front, illus. endpapers, in d/w's, VG+ to near FINE (occasionaly very light tanning to jackets or pages, v. minor) in box VG+ (light scuffing and very small tear to corner, otherwise very smart)


Marc Chagall's Bible illustrations - 28th May 2021

Very scarce title here, Chagall's striking series of Bible illustrations. British edition

John Pule - 27th May 2021

Hauga: The Art of John Pule, a scarce addition to the catalogue

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