This Saturday, October 29th 2016,
is New Zealand Bookshop Day
|Image: Matt Bialostocki|
Please Google to find the positive wealth of activities (for children AND adults) that will be mounted.
From South to North here is a very very small sample. Each place seems to have nearly all their bookshops involved (sourced from Booksellers NZ):
DUNEDIN - in the University Bookshop
Love letters, fairies and red velvet cupcakes
CHRISTCHURCH - Scorpio Bookshop Riccarton
Children’s illustration workshop (booking essential)
BLENHEIM– Paper Plus
Author Brett Avison will be in store for a book signing/chat - his books include Bigger Digger, Stuck in the Muck
WELLINGTON- Unity Books
Terra Incognita A handful of savvy explorers will strike gold on Saturday!
|The Children's Bookshop Kilbirnie|
WELLINGTON- The Children’s Bookshop Kilbirnie
Tiger Who Came to Tea party from 2pm until 3pm for age 8 and under, with stories first. Juliette MacIver will read some of her new books including Gwendolyn! and That’s Not a Hippopotamus
Local authors Ned Barraud and Gillian Candler ( In the Bush, At the Beach )will run a quiz, talk bout their books and give out goody-bags. Adults will receive a blind-date book!
LOWER HUTT- Paper Plus
Local children’s authors Juliette MacIver and Robyn Cooper will read from their books and Dr Seuss will be celebrated in a BIG way
PALMERSTON NORTH – Bruce McKenzie Booksellers
All day printing demonstrations from Printmaker Heather Partell backgrounded by folk music and a classical trio.
NAPIER– Wardini Books
Book coconut shy/ self recording videos/ Hook a Book
TAURANGA – Books-a-Plenty
Stacey Gregg will talk and sign books
HAMILTON– Penny’s Bookstore
A pirate treasure hunt through the store and mall collecting golden letters.
AUCKLAND–The Dorothy Butler Children’s Bookshop
Non-stop Stories. Local authors including Melinda Syzmanik, Paula Green and Joy Davidson reading books and telling stories all morning.
But this is only a small selection and for the full progamme go to: