An independent bookstore with an independent spirit, since 1988
Situated in the heart of Mt Eden Village, Time Out is a community hub and haven for bibliophiles. Our award-winning staff are hand-selected for their passion and diverse knowledge. If we can't find you the perfect book on our shelves, we'll order something in just for you.
Are you unable to visit in person? Our book bundles and subscriptions offer the very best of the Time Out treatment, delivered right to your door.
Our upstairs room is available for book clubs and literary events. Everything you need to know can be found here. To make a booking, complete this form.
Got a question? We've answered your most common queries here.
Open 9am-9pm, 7 days
432 Mt Eden Road
Mt Eden Village
Auckland, New Zealand
09 630 3331 firstname.lastname@example.org
A former science teacher and deputy principal, Wendy never guessed she'd own a bookstore. She bought Time Out fifteen years ago and hasn't looked back.
Jenna has been at Time Out since 2010. She manages the store alongside working as a freelance photographer (a great combination!)
Jenna was the lucky recipient of the 2014 Kobo Booksellers NZ Winter Institute Scholarship in Seattle. She was also NZ's Young Book Retailer of of the Year for 2015.
Jenna's top reads of all time are:
2IC and Children's Buyer
Cait reckons everyone has a voracious reader inside them– it just takes one book.
She's been a chef and a nanny, before studying Fine Arts and Fashion Design. Luckily a jack of all trades makes a pretty good bookseller.
Ian grew up in Canada, but is actually half a New Zealander too! He has a degree in English, is a wonderful director of music videos, and loves film (so he has both movie & book recommendations aplenty.) He's also in a band called Dad Jokes.
Suri is a champion of groups who've long been overlooked as arbiters of art and culture. Women, people of colour and members of the LGBT community are creating incredible work that we should all be reading! Suri has a Bachelor of Arts (Politics).
Katie's a self-proclaimed Classics geek– but having a nine year old son makes her a wiz in the Kids' Room, too.
Did you know Katie is the patissier behind our famous cookies? Let her know if you'd like a commission!
Ellen studied English Literature at Victoria and honed her editing skills at Whitireia. She's the newest member of our team and is maintaining an impressive air of mystery. We do know she has a beloved cat and loves to bake–– but don't let that fool you. Her acerbic wit has her fitting right in.
Yes, he's twelve. Yes, he works here. Eli bowled in at the age of 8– after studying the legalities of child labour– and politely requested a job. He's quickly become an essential member of the Saturday team, recommending everything from Maurice Sendak to Murakami.
Lucinda is our part time cat worker. She comes in when she feels like an outing from her Parnell dwellings. When she's here, you'll find her curled up on the counter or hidden among the shelves. Her favourite books are New Zealand Cats (she's biased) and I Could Pee on This.
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