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This Just In: Unpublished Anthropology Theses - 23rd Feb 2020

This Just In: Unpublished Anthropology Theses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We have just added 10 unpublished theses onto our online catalogue.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 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

Blind Date a Book this Valentines Day - 13th Feb 2020

Blind Date a Book this Valentines Day Valentines Day is just around the corner, so we thought we would set you up on a blind date!

Come in store to meet your match!

First edition Friday: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - 8th Feb 2020

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”

To Kill a Mockingbird is widely regarded as one of the most important pieces of literature to come out of the American South, hence why it is a mandatory text in most high schools. The book is based on true events, true people and true experiences that author Harper Lee witnessed as a child. It won the Pulitizer Prize for Literature in 1961, was in the bestsellers list for 88 weeks straight and continues to sell around 1 million copies each year, even 60 years later.
This is a first edition copy of To Kill a Mockingbird in lovely condition! It is rare to find a copy with a such a vibrant dust wrapper!
It is available on our website for NZ$850.00

This just in - War, Weapons, Boats and Planes! - 6th Feb 2020

This week has been a busy one here at Hard to Find Books and our online catalogue has continued to steadily grow as our hard-working staff have been inputting hundreds of books as the days have gone by! 

It has been particularly beneficial for those lovers of all things war, weapons, boats and planes as we have had quite a few added to our database. 

Have a look through our website and we are sure you will find something you like!


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