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Minerva is a haven for textile lovers.


Unique in New Zealand, Minerva is a dedicated textile bookshop and offers the widest and most diverse selection of textile and handcraft books in the country. A selection of hand dyed threads, handcrafted gifts, boutique magazines and beautiful cards completes the shopping experience.


Named after the Roman goddess of wisdom and handcrafts, Minerva is a bright cheerful shop. With friendly and knowledgeable staff led by Anne Scott (founder and Editor of New Zealand Quilter magazine), Minerva stocks an astonishing variety of books and magazines specially imported from around the world.


With around 4000 titles in store at any time, Minerva’s stock includes books on textiles, fashion, craft, quilting, embroidery, surface design, knitting, crochet, felting, weaving, spinning, collage arts, interior design. And if we don’t have the title you want in stock, we are happy to try to source this for you from our extensive network of international suppliers.


Located in vibrant Cuba Street, known for its boutique and independent shops, Minerva is midway between Vivian and Abel Smith Streets, just off the motorway. Be sure to visit Minerva and browse the shelves when you are next in Wellington – you will be assured of a warm welcome.

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