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Booksellers &


Stallholders in the Bookseller Marquee in front of Anzac Hall over the Karukatea Festival Weekend


Almo Books 

Almo Books has been Carterton’s independent bookstore for eleven 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.


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 Bookseller Marquee in front of Anzac Hall on SATURDAY ONLY.


Nikau Books

Nikau Books is focused on Aotearoa with our selection of quality second-hand books. Pae Tū Mōkai / Featherston - New Zealand’s Booktown - is our base. Visit our new page on Instagram and follow us.


Tinakori Books


We are a bookshop that specializes in rare and hard to find books on history, art, anthropology, Maoritanga, geography, languages. We stock books on New Zealand, Australia, Antarctic exploration, voyages and expeditions to the Pacific and other parts of the world.


Baggage Books 


Baggage Books is an independent publisher and distributor of work by award-winning writer Moira Wairama and is based in Te Whanganui-a Tara. We specialise in English and te reo Māori children’s books which can be found in independent bookshops or ordered online from our website.


Fraser Books Publishing 


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.


Pedro Publications
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Peter Adolph is a Christchurch based author, having now produced 22 illustrated children's books. These include books for preschool, primary, intermediate and lower secondary school levels. Peter's quirky rhyming stories are enhanced by Richard Gunther's vibrant, whimsical illustrations.


Tusitala Books


Tusitala Books specialise in books from the Victorian age to the seventies, travel, the novel, book crafts, music, English literature and other desirables.


The Copy Press 


The CopyPress designs prints and sells NZ Books for Small publishing houses and independent authors. Providing NZ's most comprehensive independent authors design and distribution package backed up with 30 years of book design and print. Written a book? Contact CopyPress We will bring it into print.


Hedley's Books 


Hedley's Books is New Zealand's oldest family owned bookselling business and is based in Masterton. They will have a range of books from all the authors attending Featherston Booktown plus a range of interesting local Wairarapa titles and great books for children to redeem their vouchers with.


Sharleen Forbes
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Sharleen has authored or co-authored mathematics textbooks and helped develop statistics web apps and online courses. Now her focus is on writing and illustrating bilingual childrens’ picture books involving animals and birds common in our community.


When I Die

When I Die is a comprehensive, end of life workbook. It is a place to record end of life information that is not included in a Will, including personal and financial information, who to contact and how, funeral preferences etc.

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