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Love Books. Shop Local & Celebrate NZ Bookshop Day in Featherston

NZ Bookshop Day is just around the corner on 27th October and Featherston Booktown is celebrating.

Three of the bookshops in Featherston have planned some terrific activities to mark the special day which encourages book lovers to shop local.

In association with Featherston Booktown, Messines Bookshop will present Championing Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones at 10.30am. Messines Bookshop will also be featuring war games throughout the day with well known gamers John Fletcher and Michael Studwick, exhibiting Star Wars Armada and Bolt Action. Local war games enthusiast and model maker, Warren Hart will be in the bookshop painting war games models and scenery.

For the Love of Books will showcase a Monster Investigation Project from 11am to 1.30pm which is ideal for kids between 7 and 14 years of age. Do they have what it takes to be a Monster Investigator? Sign them up for the hour-long Monster Project Workshop faclitated by monster expert Susan Wildblood. Places are limited to just 10 children so register in-store now or visit

See your creativity showcased in the local paper! Ferret Books is asking keen booklovers to write an opening line for a novel about bookshops on a card and then paste it into an album in the bookshop. Ferret Books will publish the best of the collection of opening lines in the local newspaper ‘The Featherston Phoenix’.

Visit for more information about other activities for NZ Bookshop Day throughout New Zealand.

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