second-hand books | peace and quiet | ponsonby
We sell quality second hand books and bring people together who are interested in words and creativity. Come take a wander through our seven rooms of books, or sit about and enjoy our free Wifi and sunny courtyard.
Our bookstore is a work in progress. We want to restore it to sufficient commercial success to sustain its future in the Ponsonby community. Spread the word. Come find yourself a thing or two to read. Attend our events. Snag yourself some books selected for you or for your business on subscription. Or hire out the space (non-commercial, book-related things are probably free). Keep up to date on how we are going with the wider project on the blog.
We accept good books of any sort by donation. If you are near the store, sing out and we can arrange pickup.
The Geometry | Open Book National Poetry Competition
Read the winning poem and the judges' selection from the 130 entries we received.
Ears Wide Open
Our regular podcast. Interviews with writers, musicians and bookpeople, hosted by Anna Livesey, the Open Book's curator-at-large. Here, and wherever you get your podcasts, every second Thursday.
I have books to sell
We are not buying books at the moment. We do gratefully accept donations of all sorts dropped off at the store. If you are near the store and want to talk about a pickup, give us a ring.
I am looking for a particular book
Give us a call or send us email or Facebook message. If we don't have it, we can keep an eye out for it for you.
Books by subscription
Here's a few of your favourite things. A parcel of two or three books handpicked to your preferences and delivered to your door. For $35 including delivery. My Book Bag we call it.