Saturday, 3 June 2017

Piccadilly Bookshop Avonhead Christchurch NZ

Quality bookshops are becoming rare these days in New Zealand,  I was pleasantly surprised to discover Piccadilly Bookshop in the Avonhead Mall Christchurch yesterday.  They have an extensive range of New Zealand books and many titles on mountaineering, exploration, regional and natural history.  They also have quite an impressive range of books from all over the world. See their website.

Exuding a relaxing atmosphere, it is easy to get lost for an hour or more, just browsing. I met Neville Templeton, the owner, who comes across as a man who knows books.
With links to all major Publishers and Distributors in New Zealand / Australia and with a ready access to local authors and self publishers, they aim to give you the best of choice in national and international reading. Piccadilly Bookshop search literary publications for titles that fly under the radar, and say they will search to find that book that you cannot locate elsewhere.

Neville Templeton the owner of the Piccadilly Bookshop talks to a customer. Photos: Bob McKerrow