Minerva is a haven for textile lovers

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


Looking for some good summer reading? Check out our ever-changing range of gorgeous magazines from all over the world including Kinfolk, Cereal, Darling, Cherry Bombe, Drift,  Uppercase, Knit Wit, Koel, Making, Selvedge and Jeanne D'Arc Living.


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!


  New magazines 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.



Simply Moderne #11


Airfreight edition. A spin off from the popular Quiltmania magazine, this quarterly publication showcases modern exhibitions, quiltmakers and craft destinations...


Selvedge issue 80


   The January/February 2018 issue focuses     on Craft - both endangered and sustainable - and tours Iceland, talks about knitting and provides an exquisite view of the world through textile lovers' eyes.



2018 calendars on special


We have a few 2018 calendars left in stock - and these are all now reduced to half price - $15 for wall calendars  plus post and packing.

We current have these calendars in stock:

Carl Larsson

William Morris

Japanese Decorative Designs

and these engagement diaries:

Jeanne D'Arc Living

Quilt Art Engagement Diary




Kinfolk issue 26


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





Jacquie Gering shares exercises and projects for using a walking foot in machine quilting



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