found inside a secondhand book that washed in from america. the envelope was unopened.
The long quest to make myself an espresso in store got a step closer this week. Up came the lino. Then sanding and varnish et voila.
Next step: French doors instead of those three windows you can see. Work starts tomorrow!
A beautiful and amazing pop-up book from 1937. $40
Book of the day: Twenty stories by acclaimed New Zealand writer and educator Sylvia Ashton-Warner. Delightful in hardback. $15
Book of the day: The comedic and interesting life of an obsessive diarist. Biography. $16
Book of the day: Two hundred and thirty two black and white photographs from the back page of Life. $16
George Saunders' first children's book (before he wrote the 2017 Man Booker Prize winning novel). A delight. $8
Book of the day: Cheers for that. $12
Book of the day: This one's a keeper. A history of cricket in India. $14
New poetry from local, Bryan Walpert. $25
Listen to our podcast interview with him here:
Book of the day: Multi-award-winning account of families living in a makeshift settlement in Mumbai and striving for a better life. $10
A 2017 novel from award-winning Australia author Sofie Laguna. The troubles of a young girl growing up in rural Victoria. Gets rave reviews. $14
A famed novella Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Not as bleak as the title suggests, even if it was inspired by real events. Yours for $8.
New poetry from New Zealand writer, Gina Cole. $30
Listen to our podcast with her here:
A retelling of the myth of Atlas. You know, the one who is holding up the world? $8
Book of the day: Tales of life in a Marlborough vineyard. Micro-history, some true. $12
Book of the day: Winston Churchill's narrative history of the United States, with some additions taken from his speeches by his grandson (confusingly also called Winston Churchill). $15
The 2015 bestseller by American novelist Hanya Yanaghiara. Yours for $12.