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Address: 62 Gladstone Road, Gisborne 4040, New Zealand
Phone Number: +(64)06 867 9741
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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I always stop here to buy books for my grandchildren. Ans always get great advice from the staff

Being an ex-Gisborne-ite, I visit all too rarely, but always make sure I pop into Muir's and never leave without purchasing books for my 2 young grand daughters.Also, I was so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Maggie R
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Being an ex-Gisborne-ite, I visit all too rarely, but always make sure I pop into Muir's and never leave without purchasing books for my 2 young grand daughters.Also, I was so impressed with a Lemon Cake I enjoyed in the Cafe, I was able to obtain the recipe from Kim and used it in our Cafe in Berry NSW. Just... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Stopped here for lunch on the way through Gisborne. The coffee was good, nice and strong and quite well blended. More surprisingly the food was very good. We did not have high expectations as the cafe only appears to sell cabinet food and cakes. We had the vege and bacon filo pastries. Both were well filled, tasty and served with... More 

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bookshopcafe, Owner at Muirs Bookshop, responded to this review

Thanks so much for you great review. Yes food is good because it's freshly made everyday and put into the cold cabinet for display. More 

Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

With the demise of bookshops all over the world under the assault of Amazon and the internet, Muir's is a real find, It is always a call for us when we visit Gisborne, with a wonderful collection of local history and geography, as well as a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction. And to cap it all after a hard... More 

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bookshopcafe, Owner at Muirs Bookshop, responded to this review

So glad you loved our bookshop and the books on offer. We love ensuring the very best is here for our customers. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

Lovely little bookshop with what appeared to be a great range of books however, was primarily there to grab a coffee and unfortunately, disappointed with result. Coffee took quite some time to come out and when it did, it was burnt which was not ideal. Did appear to be a good selection of muffins and sweet treats in the cabinet... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

A well set out bookshop with a huge range of books, cards and games. Loved browsing through the shop.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We went because it was the only shopping recommendation for Gisborne on Trip Advisor. Started with excellent coffees upstairs and then spent about 40 mins roaming through the treasures down below. We could have spent a fortune but escaped having only spent a considerable amount. It's a great bookshop!

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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

So good to find a quality shop like this where staff know and treasure good literature. Beautifully set out, incredible selection of books classic music playing, could spend hours and lots here. So good to see independent book shops like this which we need to support. The cafe just wonderful, sitting out on deck in sun having coffee n friand... More 

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