A Haven for Textile Lovers
A bookshop offering the widest and most diverse selection of textile and handcraft books in the country.
For those who love to read
From specialty textile and craft titles through to the latest fiction, we have a wide range of books to inform and inspire, entertain and educate.
Welcome to Minerva
Named Best Bookstore in Metro Magazine’s Best of Wellington 2021, and unique in New Zealand, Minerva is a gem of a bookshop offering the widest and most diverse selection of textile and handcraft books in the country. A range of boutique textile and lifestyle magazines plus a selection of hand-dyed threads, felts, stitching kits and handcrafted gifts completes the textile lover’s shopping experience.
The perfect portable project
Sourced from creatives around the world, we have an extensive range of felt kits designed by Corinne Lapierre, cross stitch kits by Stranded Stitch, quirky soft toys by Kiriki and NZ themed cushion kits by The Stitchsmith.
Puzzles & Games
For those who love to play
Perfect for family gatherings (and lockdowns) – our jigsaws are well-cut and a work of art themselves. Our stunning 2000 piece puzzles will keep you busy for at least four days but for those less ambitious, we also have gorgeous 500 and 1000 piece puzzles.