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Featherston Booktown Karukatea Festival 2022
Booksellers & Self-Publishers


Almo Books 

Almo Books has been Carterton’s independent bookstore for ten years. From our large new shop in Carterton’s High Street, we offer books about everything – with an emphasis on children’s titles, quality fiction and New Zealand non-fiction.


The Copy Press 


The CopyPress provides New Zealand’s most comprehensive self-publishing book design, print and distribution service. Each book we produce has an individually tailored production package which can be combined with our unique marketing and distribution services. If you’d like to meet with Dave MacManus to discuss the benefits of independent publishing and how The CopyPress can help you on your writing journey, get in touch.


For the Love of Books 


Quality second-hand books at “I’ll be back for more” prices plus a selection of new books focusing on NZ and children's books.  Something for everyone among the 50,000 books in store - just 450m from the ANZAC Hall complex. We will also be featuring rare and collectable books in the Anzac Hall on SATURDAY ONLY.


Hedley's Books 


Hedley’s Books is New Zealand’s oldest independent bookstore and family-owned since 1907. A bibliophile’s treasure trove, they stock new books for all ages plus rare, signed and collectable books both in their Masterton store and online.


Musical Heritage
Company Limited

Musical Heritage will have a selection of New Zealand music, music books and Maori songs for sale, as well as sheet music prints and greetings cards.  David Dell, who will be staffing the stall, is very willing to discuss heritage NZ music topics.  He will also be singing and playing a selection of Kiwi songs from time to time, and he will have the Musical Heritage New Zealand Trust database of Kiwi music available. Please bring along any sheet music or music books from New Zealand or overseas that you might like to drop off for the Musical Heritage New Zealand Trust.  


Writers Plot Bookshop

 A unique independent New Zealand bookshop providing books from medium, small or Indie publishers and authors for discerning readers. 

New Zealand’s only not-for-profit bookstore devoted exclusively to New Zealand authors.


Book Haven

Book Haven is a place to get lost in the world of books.  We have a treasure trove of books for all ages and interests in the heart of Newtown.


The Dickensian Bookshop


'The Dickensian Bookshop specialises in the best of literature from the pre-victorian era right through to the best of modern writers. We also provide a wide selection of non-fiction books covering subjects as diverse as the Arts, Philosophy, History, Social History and Biographies. To whet the appetite of collectors, we also stock a growing number of first editions and antiquarian books.' 


Fraser Books Publishing 


Established in 1984, is one of New Zealand's enduring small independent publishers. Specialising in New Zealand history and politics, biography and autobiography – with occasional fiction and children's books, our primary focus is facilitating the publication of small-run books by authors who have produced manuscripts of real historical or literary value that are not considered commercially viable by larger publishers. In that capacity we have been the publishers of over 30 books for the Wairarapa Archive.


John Quilter 


Founded in 1901, Smith’s was in downtown Wellington until 1987 and subsequently sold books by issuing printed catalogues. Rowan Gibbs with John Quilter are offering the last remaining stock from Smith’s thousands of books, mainly older hardbacks, many in storage for years, some with the original price in pre-decimal currency! Also a large collection of reference books on publishing and literature. All $5 each. (We have no website.)


Pegasus Books 


As a small independent bookseller, we aim to stock quality books (ranging in age from antiquarian to near-new) at reasonable prices. Our range of books emphasises such subjects as Poetry, Philosophy, Mythology, Classics (Greek and Roman), Spiritual Paths, Art, Music, and Architecture and Design.


Chicken and Frog Bookstore
Chicken and Frog on Facebook 


Chicken and Frog Bookstore is a specialist children’s bookshop where imagination, information and innovation collide as a feast for curious young minds.

The books leap into life in curated, themed spaces.  All books are new, with the carefully selected favourites and latest titles in Fiction and Non-Fiction arriving in Featherston weekly.


Featherston Ferret


The Featherston Ferret, sibling to Cuba Street’s Wellington Ferret, sells mainly second-hand books ranging from A for Art to Z for (Olde and New) Zealand literature and history, with special interest paid to younger Aotearoa-based stories.


G T Carter Transport Books


We specialise in new, rare and out-of-print railway, maritime, aviation, truck, bus, fire appliance and earthmoving machinery books. For over 25 years, thousands of books have been supplied to satisfied clients throughout the world.


Messines Bookshop: Military History  

Messines Bookshop, located online and in militarily historic Featherston Booktown, within New Zealand's Wairarapa Valley, is a mecca for all interested in military history across the ages. We buy and sell rare, second hand and new books, children's as well. We stock books that look back to the battle of Megiddo in 1479 B.C. and onwards, to the battles of the 21st century. This year Lincoln will be selling Peter Whitford’s book Man Alone.


Tinakori Books


We have a great range of books on New Zealand, Maoritanga, the Pacific, Australia, Antarctica, old voyages, art, history, and other topics. If there is anything you are interested in, we will bring it to Featherston Booktown. Just let us know:

Book stallholders in Anzac Hall over Festival Weekend

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