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BOTH DUNEDIN & AUCKLAND STORES ARE OPEN! - 13th May 2020

BOTH DUNEDIN & AUCKLAND STORES ARE OPEN! Welcome back everyone.
We have thousands of new books (in store & on-line) and look forward to seeing your smiling faces again soon! Thank you so much to everyone who has supported us in these unprecedented times.
Dunedin winter shop hours are Wed-Sat, 10.45am to 5.15pm.
Stay well, and read books!

 

Thought of the day... or era really - 29th Apr 2020

Thought of the day... or era really If you're a reader then Secondhand Bookshops will get you through times of no Money better than Money will get you through times of no Secondhand Bookshops.
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First Edition Friday Presents: Love in the Time off Cholera - 20th Mar 2020

First Edition Friday Presents: Love in the Time off Cholera First Edition Friday Presents: Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
 
“He allowed himself to be swayed by his conviction that human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but that life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.”
 
This is one of those books that simply have to be read… and now seems like as good a time as any!
Set in the Caribbean at the turn of the 20th Century, it tells the story of two people desperately and completely in love. It speaks of their passion, their turmoil and the way that love often manifests itself as an emotion and physical disease…
 
This first edition is only $55.00 and is available online or in store.

First Edition Friday the 13th: Stephen King! - 13th Mar 2020

First Edition Friday the 13th: Stephen King! First Edition Friday The 13th Presents: STEPHEN KING!!!

We thought we should get a little spooky today here at Hard to Find and showcase some of our First Edition copies of Stephen King!
Here see some wonderful first editions under $100NZD.
These books are available online and instore!

If you want to see more, including videos of signed and numbered editions please take a gander at at our Instagram @hardtofindbooksdunedin and Facebook @hardtofinddunedin



 

First Edition Friday: A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick - 5th Mar 2020

First Edition Friday Presents: A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick.

“In this dark world where he now dwelt, ugly things and surprising things and once in a long while a tiny wondrous thing spilled out at him constantly; he could count on nothing.”

This is probably Dick's most well known works, and for good reason. It is a semi-autobiographical science fiction deep dive into drug abuse, paranoia and conspiracy. It is a very interesting look into the 1970’s drug subculture in America, at the same time being based in a futuristic sci-fi setting.
The movie is also very good - but as usual, the book was better!

This first edition copy will set you back NZ$250 and is available on our online catalouge.

 

Happy 200th Birthday Sir John Tenniel! - 28th Feb 2020

Happy 200th Birthday Sir John Tenniel! Today marks 200 years since the birth of illustrator and artist Sir John Tenniel.
His art captured the imaginations of millions through the Alice in Wonderland books and his legacy lives on even now.
We have several Tenniel books on our shelves here at Hard to Find Books - From an 1873 edition of Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There ($190NZD) to a compendium of political cartoons from Punch ($225NZD) to a gorgeous 2005 biography ($40NZD). ... what else could you possibly want!... you know...aside from a 1st Edition Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland of course.  
These books are available online and in store.

This Just In: Unpublished Anthropology Theses - 23rd Feb 2020

This Just In: Unpublished Anthropology Theses

This just in!
We have just added 10 unpublished theses onto our online catalogue.
Most of them are from Anthropology masters and doctorates and range in topic from extinct Maori dogs to seal hunting, to the archaeology of Lambton quay to fire management in pre- European New Zealand!

They are available from our online catalogue, or by coming into our store on Dowling Street.

POSTAGE DELAYS FOR ALL ORDERS TO CHINA - 21st Feb 2020

POSTAGE DELAYS FOR ALL ORDERS TO CHINA Kia Ora to our customers in China,

We just wanted to give an update on the current postage situation. As of the 17th of February, New Zealand Post has temporarily ceased ALL outgoing deliveries to Chinese addresses.
For mail sent before the 17th of February, please expect severe delays. This is due to the extensive logistical and operational challenges faced internationally around the Covid-19 health crisis.

We send our warmest thoughts to you all and hope this crisis passes soon.

Nga Mihi

Everyone at Hard to Find Books

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