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At Ubiq, we LOVE books! For us, books are more than a business; they are a means to better oneself, learn new skills, or simply unwind and escape. Whether it’s a child’s first book or advanced technical material, we’re here to help. If we don’t have it, we’ll get it for you! We ship across New Zealand and around the world, catering to some impressive overseas customers.

Unsure of what to read next?

We offer personalised service tailored to your reading preferences. Email us with a few books you’ve loved, and our staff will recommend great options. You can also explore recommendations based on books you love right here on our website.

Our Story

ubiq (pronounced u-b-i-q) was established in 1966 as University Bookshop (UBS) and rebranded to ubiq to reflect our modern identity. From a small shop on the University of Auckland campus, we’ve grown into New Zealand’s leading academic store, trusted by individuals, SMEs, large multinationals, and government departments.

Our Brand

The name ‘ubiq’ blends ‘ub’ from our past with ‘iq’ for intelligence, playing on the Latin word ‘ubique,’ meaning ‘here and everywhere.’ Our logo, featuring the triple pikorua symbol, represents the bond between cultures and the ‘three baskets of knowledge’ essential for survival.

Our Commitment

ubiq is 100% New Zealand owned and operated. When you shop with us, you support students and contribute to their future. Profits are reinvested into the company for redevelopment or returned to students, ensuring we remain cost-effective and efficient in supplying textbooks.

Account Services

We have two permanent retail stores located at the University of Auckland and AUT city campuses, along with various pop-up stores at different institutions. We are the official online stockists for institutions like Unitec, Northtec, Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, and WITT. We specialise in titles for students learning English and professional fields such as law, medicine, and business.

Our sales teams cater to the needs of both small and large institutions, offering services like title recommendations, order status reports, and credit facilities.

For further information, contact our Institutional Sales Team or ESOL Sales Team. Our experienced staff is here to help with any requests or specialist needs.