This Saturday 28 October your mission is to visit your local bookshop. It is the third official NZ Bookshop Day.
Booksellers New Zealand has a competition: Win $500 worth of NZ book tokens by sharing the bookshop love. Get a postcard from a participating bookshop, fill it out and hand it back, tell the bookshop just why you love it. Entries close tomorrow on NZ Bookshop Day.
Here are some Christchurch events as listed on the Booksellers NZ website:
To celebrate Harper Collins Publishers' 200th Anniversary, Scorpio Books have chosen 14 of their favourite HarperCollins bestsellers and priced them at $10 each on NZ Bookshop Day, so get in store and grab a bargain!
10.30am - 12.30pm - Children’s Writing Workshop with Juliette Maclver, the award-winning author of That's not a Hippopotamus! Sponsored by Gecko Press and suitable for ages 8-13. Tickets are $10 and includes a free book. There are limited spaces, be quick and purchase your ticket- email RSVP@scorpiobooks.co.nz.
From 5.30pm, Scorpio Books and WORD Christchurch present The Great Lit Quiz & Ngaio Marsh Awards. Put together a team of book-enthusiasts for a quiz of crime novels and other genres! Purchase your tickets and you also gain entry to the invitation-only Ngaio Marsh Awards cocktail party, where the winners will be announced. Each table of up to 5 people. The Awards are from 5.30 - 6.30pm, then the quiz is at 7pm and there are spot prizes too. Drinks and nibbles will be provided.
Price: $80 per table (up to 5 players) Email RSVP@scorpiobooks.co.nz, to purchase your table.
Make a purchase at Scorpio Books on NZ Bookshop Day and Support Your Local School. Choose a Christchurch School to receive 15% of your purchase to spend on books of their choice.
Come along to storytelling sessions at 11am, and 2pm. Dress up and win some great book prizes.
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