Do you live in Christchurch?
If so you will know the Original Children’s Bookshop in Blenheim Square. It’s a shop I have always made a point of visiting each time I have been in Christchurch both in Victoria Street and in Blenheim Square (post earthquake) .
After 37 years of trading this unique and amazing bookshop will almost definitely be closing down in just a few short hours - yes, and on NZ Bookshop Day 29th October too after their all day Tiger Who Came to Tea Party. (See also yesterday’s post for another Tiger Who Came to Tea Party – in Wellington at the Children’s Bookshop, Kilbirnie!)
It seems half of Christchurch will be visiting to pay their respects but please join them. Take a cupcake, a pot plant, a bag of sweeties and above all BUY A BOOK (or several books)
Here’s the link to The Christchurch Press report: http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/85854352/the-childrens-bookshop-goes-into-liquidation-after-37-years-of-trading
The then office manager Mary Sangster, left, and former owner Sheila Sinclair in 2012.
Image: Fairfax Media