For the Love of BOOKS

For quality second-hand books at "I'll be back for more" prices
as well as collector's items and "good for one more read" bargains plus a small selection of new books.

Do monsters really exist?

We’ve all heard stories...  What truth is there behind the tales?

What is living under the bed?  Who is hiding in the shadows? And where is that awful smell coming from?

Time for an investigation!

(from “The Monster Project: Case Study 1 – Living with Monsters”)


For NZ Bookshop Day this year we’re featuring the “Monster Project” books by local children’s author, Susan Wildblood.  These fun, brightly illustrated books are aimed at 7 to 14 year olds.

If you’ve got kids in that age group who’ve got what it takes to be a Monster Investigator then get them to enter our “Create your own Monster” competition.  Entries can be dropped off at For the Love of Books and will be displayed in our shop window!

As the expert (you have to be to write books about it right!?), Susan will be judging the competition for us and will also be running a Monster Project workshop in store on the day (Saturday 27 October 2018).   

Places in the workshop are limited so get in quick!


Create your own Monster Competition

Draw us a picture of your monster.  Or create a sculpture or model (for example from recycled materials). 

Tell us it's name and a little about it:  Where does it live?  What does it eat?  How big is it compared to you?  Is it friendly or is it a threat?

Winners will receive a copy of the Monster Project Books 1 & 2 and Gift Vouchers will also be awarded as prizes so you can choose your own book(s) in store.

Monster Project Workshops


Thank you for registering for our Monster Project Workshop at For the Love of Books on NZ Bookshop Day (Saturday 27 October 2018).

We look forward to seeing you there.
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