Thursday, 27 October 2016

New Zealand Bookshop Day 2016

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

WELLINGTON– Marsden Books, Karori

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:

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