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Marsden Books Newsletter July 2019

Welcome to our midwinter newsletter which contains important information about changes to NZ Post and exciting new books arriving in the next couple of months. We are very pleased to have Heather and Anne back after their overseas trips and are looking forward to having the full team in action for the next few months.

NZ Post: On July 1stthere are price increases on some NZ Post services:

Stamps:  A medium letter posted within NZ is now $1.30, a larger letter $2.60 and oversize $3.90
If you still have Kiwi stamps they can be used without adding additional post.

Overseas Postage for Medium letters is now $2.60 for Australia and $3.30 for Rest of the World.

Rural Delivery: this is now $3.90 for every parcel sent to an R.D. address.

All international postal rates have increased.

International and Express Courier: This is the only method for sending a parcel tracked overseas.

There are now more stringent regulations when using courier services overseas which take longer to complete. This means there may be delays while we prepare all the documentation required.

All UK passport applications and legal documents must be sent by Express courier now.

NZ Childrens Book Award Finalists: We have a display of these books in the shop at the moment and there are some strong contenders in all categories. Belinda has been highlighting many of the books on our Facebook page.

117 Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton: This will be in store on 23 July.

The Testaments, a sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Attwood will be a new release in September. It will be in hardback at $48.

My First Words in Maori by Stacey Morrison: Her new picture book for children will be available in September to coincide with Maori Language Week 9–15 September. There will be a free set of flashcards with early purchases of the book.

Aroha’s Way by Craig Phillips is a lovely picture book for children about emotions. It has proved so popular it is now not available again until August.

So much to look forward to apart from the NZ Post increases!

Happy Reading from the team at Marsden Books.

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Marsden Books Newsletter November 2017

Here we are at the end of another year of happy bookselling with the shelves groaning under the weight of all the gorgeous books that have recently arrived. So much choice but lots of fun in the choosing. In the last few months, we have had Belinda managing our Facebook page and what an amazing difference she is making. She has helped us showcase books that we are recommending in a creative and compelling way. We are very grateful to have her as a part of our team.

If you have never checked out our Facebook page, now might be the time to try. There is a special promotion to win a lovely pile of Summer reading for all the family and to gift a matching selection to a friend. The promotion ends on December 8th when the lucky winners will be announced.
You can access the Facebook page easily via the website here.

Patricia Morrison: We were shocked and saddened at the sudden death of Patricia, a previous owner of the shop, friend and great supporter for many years. In the last few years, Patricia had been very involved in libraries at the prisons and made a huge difference there. We will miss her.

NZ Post:  Christmas posting dates are as follows:
For Airmail Rest of World: Wednesday, Nov 29th
UK and Europe and America: Friday, December 1st
Australia: Wednesday, December 6th

International Courier dates are a week later for each date.

Christmas Bags: Beatrice has been busy making sustainable Christmas bags, $12, which you can use to wrap a book or gift.

Christmas Books: We have a comprehensive range of Children’s Christmas books for all ages, including Nativity stories.

Christmas and Holiday Hours:

Sundays in December: From Sunday, December 3, we are open Sundays, 11am to 3pm.
Christmas Day: Closed
Boxing Day: Closed
December 27, 28, 29: Open 9am to 5pm
December 30, Saturday: Open 10 am to 2 pm
January 1 and 2: Closed
January 3, 4, 5: Open 9am to 5pm
January 6: 10am to 2pm.

Thanks for all your support this year, Happy Christmas and enjoy a safe and relaxing holiday, from the team at Marsden Books; Anna, Philippa, Heather, Anne, Megan, Beatrice, Belinda, Charlotte and Emily.

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