About Unicorn Books


Unicorn Bookshop was established in 1989. We are an online bookstore operated from Warkworth, New Zealand that serves customers throughout New Zealand and internationally. 

We specialise in quality used books including many rare, collectable and out of print titles, including technical and reference orientated books. We also sell some selected new books.

Because we are online our store is always open and we accept any currency.

Pricing, Orders and Shipping
Returns & Refunds
Terms & Conditions and Privacy

Sell your books

Sell your books

Unicorn Books are always in the market to buy second hand books. This can be from private sellers having a clean out, estate sales or private collections. Nothing is too large or small. If you have books to sell please call us. Our team has 30 years’ experience in book buying – our service is fast and our prices paid are competitive/fair. 

Just email us a photo(s) so we can quickly provide you an appraisal including a price estimate books@unicornbooks.co.nz

Please don't go to the trouble of cataloguing all your books for us. 

Normally we will handle the freight required from our end including emailing you a shipping label, all we need you to do is box them up ready for shipping.

As a guide we are always looking for anything that is old, but we are not looking for any:  Mills & Boon - Glossy magazines – Encyclopaedias - Readers Digest – Non-current popular fiction.

Gift Vouchers

Unicorn Books also sells gift vouchers. These can be purchased for any value in multiples of $10.00

The fastest way to purchase gift vouchers is to just phone and we will quickly transact this over the phone and mail the gift voucher to you.

To redeem a gift voucher for a purchase, just phone us with the voucher details. Or email us a photo of your voucher plus the stock reference of the book you wish to purchase to books@unicornbooks.co.nz