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Get ready

to discover

worlds old

and new

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Aotearoa New Zealand’s bookstore

for all things alternate, imagined, and in-between

Discover our curated collection of speculative literature featuring the diverse voices of outsiders, innovators, and creators of all kinds.

Possible and impossible. Real and imagined.

Take a journey into the world of speculative literature.

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Parallel is here to inspire curious minds, create community, and change the world.

Discover The Secret Journal

Meet our founders

Meet our founders

Meet our founders, the original Pathfinders, Luna and Jess.

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Behind our why

Behind our why

Like other bookstores, at Parallel we love pukapuka (books).  Unlike other bookstores, we’re not just about the books. 

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Hopeful curiosity

What we can imagine, we can create.

Creative expression

Curating beautiful things and joyful experiences.

Inclusive community

Building a place where all belong.