We are now accepting books on exchange and credits to shop cards.
We are not buying stock for cash yet. We are operating under Level 2 restrictions.
Please note that we will require you
* to wear a mask at all times whilst instore
* sign in and sanitise your hands at entry
* maintain a 2m distance between you and other browsing customers
We are here to help you if you need assistance and are happy to organise a delivery for those who are still staying safe at home. Web orders will be processed and delivered via courier and NZ Post.
Store pick ups can be ordered online or organised by phone and email. We will send you an email when your pick up is ready to be collected.
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Our next book club meeting is on Monday 8 November at 6pm. Check out Facebook or email us to find out more.
The story of the famous Rimutaka Hill marches. The New Zealand Army used the Rimutaka Hill road between Wairarapa and Hutt Valley, as the ultimate fitness test for infantry about to embark for service on the Western Front in World War One. Over 30,000 soldiers climbed to the 555 metre summit on their three day trek, usually fed and cheered by patriotic civilians. The reinforcement marches from 1915-1918 were widely photographed and reported, making the Rimutaka trek a public affair. As part of the centenary of the Great War, a Wairarapa group re-enacted the Rimutaka Crossing on 27 September 2015, with many participants descendants of the original marchers.