little Unity

little Unity

Vulcan Lane, Auckland 1010
Ph. 09 307 0731

Opening hours:

Mon-Fri 9am – 6pm
Sat-Sun 10am – 6pm

*Public Holidays may differ – please call


A little History of little Unity

Nestled next door to Unity Books Auckland is the small but perfectly formed little Unity, a curated treasure trove of books for children and young adults (and the child in all adults).

Born out of a persistent pressure to grow and overflow it’s allotted space in the ‘big shop’, when the lease on the adjacent shop in High St came up, Jo saw the opportunity and not only signed the lease, but in a true show of faith in the growing children’s market, she commissioned 2 young architectural designers to do some magic. Sophie Edwards (a previous part time employee for stock takes and holiday work) and Tom Dobinson were given the task of fitting a world of children's books into a tricky corner site of only 27 sqms, 2 full walls of window, and only one wall for shelving.

What they came up with was described perfectly on opening day by a 9 year old customer:

“ It's like a Tardis! It looks so small from the outside but then you walk in and you’re in another land! ”


Into the double sided window displays went all the beautiful hardbacks that Children’s Buyer Ange Travers had been hankering after and sourcing from overseas as well as locally but had never had room to do justice. With a guiding mantra of having books that won’t be found everywhere else, and a belief that our customers want to feel the magic of those books, it wasn’t hard to make little Unity the gem that it is now known to be.

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31 Vulcan Lane

Auckland 1010

Mon - Fri9am - 6pm
Sat - Sun10am - 6pm

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