Marsden Books Newsletter October 2016
How fortunate we are to be embedded in such a great little community where we are supported by such a loyal group of customers.
Many of you have been shopping with us for so long we count you as friends. It’s especially rewarding to see all our young readers coming in to buy books with such enthusiasm, followed by encouraging and involved parents and grandparents.
Long live the book.
New Zealand Bookshop day, Saturday October 29th
This is a special day when we celebrate bookshops around New Zealand. At 3pm we will have Ned and Gillian, the authors of “In the Bush” and “At the Beach” series. They will be talking about their books and will run a small quiz for visiting children. We shall have spot prizes. All children who visit the shop on Bookshop Day will get a goody bag to take home. Adults will be able to choose a “blind date with a book.” We will also have some surprise special entertainment in the afternoon.
“The Viaduct Postcard” Launch
Thursday November 3rd at 6pm: We are launching a new children’s book written by our very own local author Susan Price and with a very Wellington theme. Please rsvp by November 1st.
We have a selection of Christmas CD’s available and many of the award-winning classical CD’s for 2016.We also have the full range of Harry Potter series on CD read by Stephen Fry.
These are the dates for Christmas Posting.
Rest of the World —Wednesday November 30th
Asia, UK and Europe — Friday 2nd December
Australia —Wednesday 7th December.
There is no economy rate for postage on letters or parcels. International Courier is available to most destinations, and can be posted a bit later. With recent changes to the Karori Postshop we are anticipating extra NZ post business especially at Christmas so please bear with us if service at the counter is a bit slower.
We shall be open Sundays in December, 11am till 3pm
Closed: December 25th, 26th, 27th
Open: Wednesday 28th, 29th, 30th 9am—5pm
Closed: Saturday December 31st, January 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Open: Wednesday January 4th, 5th, 6th 9am—5pm
Open: Saturday January 7th 9am—3pm
We wish you all a very Happy Christmas and New Year, and a safe and relaxing holiday. There is a small Christmas gift for you to collect from us when you are next in the shop.
Happy reading, and thank you for your support this year from the team at Marsden Books.
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Futuna: Life of a building
Edited by Nick Bevin and Greg O’Brien
Limited edition available now at Marsden Books, $125
Standard edition, $50.00
Since its grand opening in 1961, Wellington’s Futuna Chapel – devised by architect John Scott and artist Jim Allen – has held a singular place in New Zealand’s cultural history. Futuna: Life of a Building tells the remarkable story of the chapel’s inception and construction, and its status beyond as well as within the architectural world.
The book also tells the vexed story of the chapel’s sale to a developer in 2001 and its subsequent dereliction and, at the eleventh hour, rescue.
The winners of the 2016 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults
Read our July 2016 newsletter
There is so much change happening in all aspects of our lives, climate change, Brexit, advances in technology, especially the internet, and now, our NZ Post!
Over time, we have tried to keep Marsden books as a place of refuge and respite from the challenges in your busy lives. The bookshop has been part of the Karori Community since the 1980s. Although we have made some small changes over the years, the essence of the shop has remained, an oasis for booklovers of all ages.
Futuna: This month, a beautiful new book is being published by Victoria University Press and The Futuna Charitable Trust on The Futuna Chapel in Karori. It is edited by Nick Bevin and Greg O’Brien. There is a separate information sheet enclosed about the book which will be available later in July.
A small number of special limited edition copies will be available for sale at $150. This contains special images and artworks. We shall have copies of this book for sale but register early if you would like one as there are not many being produced.
Adults: Three favourite authors with books coming soon.
Salt River Songs new poetry by Sam Hunt due this month.
Nutshell by Ian McEwan, due in September.
Commonwealth by Ann Patchett, due on August 24th.
The 78 Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths is due on August 9th.
Harry Potter and the Curse of the Lost Child by JK Rowling is available for sale here on Monday August 1st.
We are continually adding to our CD collection with new arrivals each week.
We shall continue to provide postal services despite the closure of the Karori Postshop. Our post is collected daily at 4:30 Monday to Friday. There is no collection on Saturday. In general, when you are posting parcels within New Zealand, it is cheaper to use the red prepaid bags and these can be upgraded easily to be tracked or couriered. We are not able to help with car registration or bill payments. There are some changes to NZ Post’s charges for letters and parcels that came into effect on July 1st. If you still have Kiwi stamps or prepaid bags purchased prior to July 1stthese can continue to be used without any additional postage.
We welcome Charli back to our team on Saturdays and farewell Alice who continues her studies at Victoria University.
Happy Reading from the Marsden Books Team.
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Congratulations to the following winners of the 2016 Ockham Book Awards
THE ACORN FOUNDATION LITERARY AWARD
Tangata Whenua: An Illustrated History
Atholl Anderson, Judith Binney and Aroha Harris
Bridget Williams Books
Māori Boy: A Memoir of Childhood