Recently I popped into new bookshop Writers Plot Readers Read in Upper Hutt and met owners Cat & Caro - that's them in the pic.
WPRR is a tiny shop, but it’s one that will surely grow much bigger in reputation.
It’s great to browse the shelves, because they’re filled with New Zealand books only, and there’s further stock arriving each week.
Caro told me they’re getting more and more enquiries from people wanting to source hard-to-find and out-of-print Kiwi books. They’ll try to help track it down if there’s something you’re looking for – as long as it’s NZ. More good news: you don’t have to be in Upper Hutt – they run a postal service.
Sad tale – unfortunately they couldn’t help a young man who ran in excitedly, looking for a copy of Lord of the Rings. Why not? This is Middle Earth, isn’t it? He knew all the movies were set here!
In case you're wondering - no, I have no financial interest in the business. They do stock three of my books though, along with those of many other Kiwi writers. I'm mentioning them again because such an initiative deserves applause.
Writer’s Plot Readers Read is at 893 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt (across from the train station) firstname.lastname@example.org