It’s the year of the overseas trip for the staff at Marsden Books, which is a great way for us all to get a perspective on New Zealand from afar, enjoy some warmer weather and check out bookshops all over the world. We welcome Julie White to the fold as a new staff member. She will be working while others are away and when we get busy. I am sure many of you will have already seen her in the shop. It’s book awards time of year again. Belinda made a wonderful window display of the NZ Childrens Book Awards finalists and was rewarded with first prize in a nationwide window competition. She has been wowing us with her innovative and exciting window displays recently and helping showcase our children’s books in particular.
In July there have been a lot of changes to post with prices going up on most services. We have a brochure available if you need further details.
- A Standard letter in NZ is now $1.20 to send, a book of Kiwi stamps $12.
- If you would like an overseas parcel tracked it needs to be sent by international courier.
- If you have purchased Kiwi stamps prior to the changes they remain valid without adding extra stamps.
NZ Post Children’s Awards:
The winners will be announced on August 8th. Our favourites are:
I am Jellyfish by Ruth Paul, a local author from Karori.
Granny McFlitter, the Champion Knitter by Heather Haylock.
Explore Aotearoa by Bronwen Wall .An excellent overview of NZ History for 8 –13 year olds.
The Traitor and the Thief by Gareth Ward, a bookseller from Hawke’s Bay.
Our Favourite Reads:
Warlight by Michael Ondaatje, set in postwar Britain, two children caught in the murky world of crime and espionage.
Diary of A Bookseller by Shaun Bythell, now in paperback.
View from the South a new collection of poetry from Owen Marshall with photographs by Graeme Sydney.
We have quite a few different Bingo Games here now which are proving to be very popular. The latest additions are Ocean Bingo and Dinosaur Bingo. These vary between $30 and $40 and are suitable for adults and children.
We now have a range of Childrens and Adults jigsaw puzzles.
Calendars and some diaries for 2019 are available now.
Happy reading from the team at Marsden Books.