From the Shop Floor

From the Shop Floor: The Kiwi Kids’ Bookstore

The Kiwi Kids’ Bookstore is an online bookstore that exclusively sells children’s and YA books by New Zealand authors and illustrators. It’s run by New Zealand author Kate Gordon-Smith, who writes junior fiction adventures and mysteries. Give us a one-paragraph…

From the Shop Floor: Diversity Books

Sarai Tuhua founded Diversity Books in 2023, an online bookstore dedicated to stocking stories that uphold inclusion and celebrate diversity. In our first From the Shop Floor segment of the year, Sarai gives us the rundown on her shop’s kaupapa,…

From the Shop Floor: Lamplight Books

Parnell bookstore Lamplight Books was recently crowned Bookshop of the Year at the Aotearoa Book Trade Industry Awards. We asked Melanie and Courtney to give us the inside scoop on their business, what they’re recommending this month, and more! Give…

From the Shop Floor: Chicken and Frog

We are pleased to present a regular series highlighting the work, expertise and enthusiasm of some of the greatest children’s booksellers of New Zealand. Here is Chicken and Frog children’s bookstore in Featherston, owned and curated by Joanna Ludbrook. Here…

From the Shop Floor: The Underground Bookstore

Today we profile The Underground Bookstore, a collective of Wellington-based authors passionate about promoting and celebrating New Zealand writers and giving them the recognition they deserve. Here, Vanessa Evetts tells us about TUB’s origins, successes, and goals for the future….

TELLING TALES IN CHRISTCHURCH

Last week, Scorpio Books quietly opened the doors of a dedicated children’s shop in the heart of the Ōtautahi Christchurch CBD. The sunny new shop is just a hop, skip and a jump from Scorpio Books, across the Five Lanes…

From the Shop Floor: Paige’s Book Gallery

We are pleased to present a regular series highlighting the work, expertise and enthusiasm of some of the greatest booksellers of New Zealand.  This month we’re featuring the remarkable Paige’s Book Gallery in Whanganui. Owner Lesley Stead tells us all…

Bookseller Top Picks: Books That Surprise

Here’s a fresh and delicious selection of top bookseller picks, straight from the team at The Children’s Bookshop in Christchurch! There’s something for all kinds of reading ages here, so read on to discover some surprising suggestions… There’s nothing better…

The Shop Floor: OPO | Green Dolphin Bookshop

We are pleased to present a regular series highlighting the work, expertise and enthusiasm of some of the greatest children’s booksellers of New Zealand. Here’s Green Dolphin Books, a second-hand bookshop in Auckland with a glorious dedicated children’s section. Opo:…

The Shop Floor: Schrödinger’s Books

We are pleased to present a regular series highlighting the work, expertise and enthusiasm of some of the greatest children’s booksellers of New Zealand. Here’s Schrödinger’s Books, a vibrant new addition to the Wellington region’s book scene. Schrödinger’s Books was…