Wonderful Old Books

In a New Format

Welcome to Colonial CD Books and our updated new home, we have been digitizing old and rare books and making them available to researchers for over twenty years now. We started with putting digitized versions of books on CD's, these files contained copies of the original old and rare books in their original format but when customers said they still liked to lay back with a good book we began making hardcopy of these books.

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The Story of Colonial CD Books

Best in the Business

At Colonial CD Books we have been scanning old and rare books, compiling databases, and digitizing information to help with researching family history projects and give information on the settlement, culture, and history of our wonderful little country.

Many of these old books are rare and in short supply, making them an expensive investment, by digitizing and reprinting out of copyright books we are able to keep the valuable information they hold in circulation.

Original old books are usually written by people who were actually there at the time rather than modern history books which contain those analogies of the author. Although not quite politically correct the stories can be fascinating once you understand the era.

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Who We Are

Our Story

Since day one, we’ve been working tirelessly in order to expand our product offerings and make our customers experience even better. We’re proud of how far we’ve come, yet remain committed to performing even better.

Our collections are carefully selected. Delivery options and payment methods generous and flexible. Browse through our product gallery and experience shopping with Colonial CD Books for yourself. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions, comments or suggestions.


Ravensbourne, Dunedin, New Zealand, 9022


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