The Devonport Vintage Bookshop is everything a used book store should be. It’s crammed full of beautiful old books, and beautiful new ones too. There are rare books, and a dedicated poetry section. There’s hilariously misplaced signs.
It’s also closing down.
Readers, take yourself out on the town and visit the book stores in your area. Supporting local businesses puts money back into your community. Small business owners will love you for it and you might find a gem. I’m guilty of big-box-book-shopping myself but it’s one of my new year’s resolutions to change that. Today, for example, I picked up a book on embroidery and The Encyclopaedia Of Basic Craft Techniques (1973) in case I want to take up leatherwork, learn to weave, or rub-dye plastic. Okay, so I bought it for the pictures. But it’s brilliant, and they don’t have it at the Big Box Book Store.
Aucklanders, while it’s still open, you can get 50% off everything at the Devonport Vintage Bookshop – but the time to go to your local book store is while it’s still open, to help it thrive.
Question time – do you have a favourite book store? Tell us about it in the comments.
Our books are still mega cheap – and this is the last time you get a chance to buy the $1 reserve books – they will NOT be available again! Plus if you get in now we can still post before Christmas. Help a BookieMonster out today!
I know I’ve tweeted this rather consistently recently… but BookieMonster’s on the move (or at least BookieMonster and Mr and Little Monster. Oh, and BookieMonster Kitty the 2nd. BookieMonster’s Henchperson is staying put).
We’re leaving Auckland behind to luxuriate in the small-town gorgeousness that is Te Aroha (East Waikato). If you’re nearby say hi! If you’re passing through after Christmas say hi!
Or just say hi, because the interwebs is everywhere!
Aaaaanyway what this means for you, dear readers, is it’s sale time! We don’t want to be lugging boxes and boxes and boxes of books around the country. Think of my friends and family who are helping us move – don’t make them carry lots of books! Don’t be cruel!
Our $1 book sale is continuing! And believe me, this is no gimmick – most of these books really do go for $1. The sale stock includes new books as well as secondhand, so if you’re looking for a secret Santa present, or something to palm off onto relatives you have to buy for but don’t really like…. we have come to your rescue!
Looking to stock up your bookshelves for summer reading?
Looking for a cheap Christmas gift (don’t worry, you can pretend it was expensive)?
Or just looking to buy some cheap books and don’t need an excuse?
BookieMonster has the answer! We’ve got over 700 books for sale and 200 of them are just $1 reserve – your chances of buying these for $1 are VERY HIGH!