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.
Havelock Williams, a New Zealand pioneer, lived through two economic depressions, two world wars, and raised two families. He saw the first motorcars to be driven on the streets of New Zealand, flew in the first aeroplanes and built his own processing equipment to make movies in 1914. While only a boy, he made his first camera out of a tobacco box. As photographer to the pioneering Mount Cook Company and White Star Tourist Line in the 1920s, he was a frequent visitor to the snowfields of the Southern Alps, calling Mount Cook his "home away from home". As "paparazzi" he often photographed the rich and famous and was on hand for many important historical events, while at the same time indulging in his own passion for travelling, tramping and climbing. Havelock always carried his camera to record the beauty around him, never devoted enough time to "bread-and-butter" studio work to make himself rich, but spent a lifetime working at his hobbies - a lucky man.