Minerva is a haven for textile lovers


         Pieces of my Life

          now available at Minerva

Minerva is a craft, fashion, textile and quilter's bookshop located in Cuba Street, Wellington.


We have the French publisher Quiltmania's latest offerings in store. Check out Pieces of my Life - an exquisite collection of indigo pieced quilts from this master.


Just in store - a lovely children's book Dear Donald Trump about a young boy who tires of sharing a bedroom with his older brother and decides to build a wall... Problem solving with a delicate touch!


Our range of boutique magazines has broadened with the arrival of some interesting new titles. The Maker's Atelier is a new magazine with stylish patterns. Foodies will be interested to checkout The Gourmand while gardeners will be interested in The Plant. We have new airfreight-speeded issues of Kinfolk and Selvedge and the new issue of Simply Moderne has just arrived in store.


Banish the winter blues with some home cooking inspired by the lively eating houses of the street. Cuba Street - A Cookbook. Celebrating the restaurants and characters of this unique street, there are reciptes, photographs of local identities and lots of stories.


Our customers tell us we have the best cards in Wellington - they are carefully selected from small - and not so small - publishers all over the world. We have loaded a few of the humorous cards on the website here but we have hundreds more so for the full experience, do pop in when you are passing and check them out! Just in store are a new range of extraordinary pop-up cards. Check out Hogwarts or for a special number birthday, we have some splendid dimensional cakes.


  New in store



New Zealand Quilter


A collector's edition, the farewell issue - issue 100 is the final issue of New Zealand Quilter. Includes a survey of quilting over the past 25 years.





Dear Donald Trump


A delightful New Zealand children's book about what happens when a young boy decides he should build a wall in his bedroom...





Selvedge issue 82


   The March/April 2018 issue celebrates Japan Blue and the country’s rich textile culture.    Check out the work in dyeing ateliers that work with stencils that are hundreds of years old.







Cuba Street - A Cookbook


Capture some of the magic!

Celebrating the charaters and food of Cuba Street with photographs and recipes. For those with a sweet tooth, Fidel's Timtam cake is divine!





Kinfolk issue 28      


The airfreight edition of this magazine is now in stock at Minerva.



The Maker's Atelier


A new magazine including a basic pattern in each issue - complete with ideas for customising this for a variety of styles.


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