About Us

We started small, collecting books and selling online a few years ago. Before long the collection grew, and Simon decided a life of hunting for rare and unusual books was for him!


In November last year, we realised our dream and opened a bookshop hidden on a side street in the Tararua town of Pahiatua. Our home: the old Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association (RSA) Club building, cavernous and perfect for hiding away many thousands of treasured books. The bookshop is a family endeavour, and all of us got behind creating a magical place for children to come and browse, hidden behind a secret wardrobe.


The next step on our journey has been creating this website to support our customers that are not able to travel and spend time in the shop.

We pride ourselves in describing our books accurately. Our intention is to provide our customers with an accurate and comprehensive account of the condition of each book we list. If the book is not described correctly we offer a no quibble, money-back guarantee.


All of our books travel within bubble wrap, cardboard and a moisture-resistant courier bag so they will arrive safely! New Zealand orders are sent by courier and tracked so we can follow their journey. International orders travel by Airmail (unless they are high value books) and generally reach most parts of the world within 5 to 21 working days. International postage rates are processed at cost – you are welcome to check these costs with us prior to ordering.


Please email us at [email protected] for any questions or queries, or if you’d like to talk to a person, please call us on +64 6 376 6873. The shop hours are Tuesday - Thursday, 9am until 4pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am until 4pm. After hours you can reach us on +64 212 536 007. If we are out of the shop or unable to answer the call, you are welcome to leave us a message and we will get back to you!


We offer a book finding service if you are hunting for a particular book, and are always happy to send more photos, scans or answer any questions you may have.