About Us

A 100% locally owned and operated bookstore, located in the heart of Rotorua - 1304 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua, NZ. We offer a range of Fiction, Non Fiction and Childrens' Books together with Magazines, Greeting Cards, Office and School Stationery.

We are also a stockist of NZ Crucci and Woolly ranges of New Zealand wool.

We began our journey in May 2007 when I (Kirsty Evans), returned from overseas and bought the store which at that time was part of a franchise. We went independent in 2016 and have enjoyed the freedom to stock and run the business as we have wished. 

City Books is a family run business. My sister, Raeleen, is my very able assistant. We both love books and were brought up with a love of reading. We can recommend a wide range of authors as between our own families, we have extended family from a young baby through to siblings in their 60s and 70s. 

Over the years we have had the pleasure of hosting a number of authors either instore or at events.




Raeleen with one of her favourite author's books

Kirsty with NZ author, Dave Letele, during his instore visit on the release of his new book, No Excuses