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Marsden Books Newsletter February 2016
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Marsden Books Newsletter July 2016

There is so much change happening in all aspects of our lives, climate change, Brexit, advances in technology, especially the internet, and now, our NZ Post!

Over time, we have tried to keep Marsden books as a place of refuge and respite from the challenges in your busy lives. The bookshop has been part of the Karori Community since the 1980s. Although we have made some small changes over the years, the essence of the shop has remained, an oasis for booklovers of all ages.

Futuna: This month, a beautiful new book is being published by Victoria University Press and The Futuna Charitable Trust on The Futuna Chapel in Karori. It is edited by Nick Bevin and Greg O’Brien. There is a separate information sheet enclosed about the book which will be available later in July.

A small number of special limited edition copies will be available for sale at $150. This contains special images and artworks. We shall have copies of this book for sale but register early if you would like one as there are not many being produced.

New Releases

Adults: Three favourite authors with books coming soon.
Salt River Songs new poetry by Sam Hunt due this month.
Nutshell by Ian McEwan, due in September.
Commonwealth by Ann Patchett, due on August 24th.

Childrens:
The 78 Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths is due on August 9th.
Harry Potter and the Curse of the Lost Child by JK Rowling is available for sale here on Monday August 1st.

CDs:
We are continually adding to our CD collection with new arrivals each week.

NZ Post:
We shall continue to provide postal services despite the closure of the Karori Postshop. Our post is collected daily at 4:30 Monday to Friday. There is no collection on Saturday. In general, when you are posting parcels within New Zealand, it is cheaper to use the red prepaid bags and these can be upgraded easily to be tracked or couriered. We are not able to help with car registration or bill payments. There are some changes to NZ Post's charges for letters and parcels that came into effect on July 1st.  If you still have Kiwi stamps or prepaid bags purchased prior to July 1st these can continue to be used without any additional postage.
 
We welcome Charli back to our team on Saturdays and farewell Alice who continues her studies at Victoria University.

Happy Reading from the Marsden Books Team.

FUTUNA:

Life of a Building

 

Nick Bevin and
Gregory O’Brien

 



 

Publication: 14 July 2016

ISBN: 9781776560523

Format: Hardback

RRP: $50.00

Category: History/Illustrated

 
 

As a humane expression of architecture Futuna is perfectly adaptable to interdenominational use, and it embodies in three-dimensional form the values of the Treaty of Waitangi – perhaps the only building in our culture to do so. To experience it on a fine summer’s day, when light intensities move the building, is to sense the rhythm of our homecoming, the where and what of our turangawaewae as New Zealanders. —Russell Walden 

Since its grand opening in 1961, Wellington’s Futuna Chapel – devised by architect John Scott and artist Jim Allen – has held a singular place in New Zealand’s cultural history. Futuna: Life of a Building tells the remarkable story of the chapel’s inception and construction, and its status beyond as well as within the architectural world. The book also tells the vexed story of the chapel’s sale to a developer in 2001 and its subsequent dereliction and, at the eleventh hour, rescue. Since then, the chapel has been transformed from a place of Catholic worship to a non-denominational centre for spiritual, cultural and artistic expression. With essays by Chris Cochran, David Mitchell, Niall McLaughlin, Gregory O’Brien and Nick Bevin and photographs by Paul McCredie and Gavin Woodward, this book takes us into the heart of one of the most dynamic and affecting human-made structures in Oceania. 

NICK BEVIN is the director of Wellington-based Bevin + Slessor Architects, whose contemporary buildings in urban, coastal and rural spaces across New Zealand have won numerous awards. He is a fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Architects, and from 2010 he has been Chair of the Friends of the Futuna Charitable Trust.

GREGORY O’BRIEN is the Stout Memorial Fellow at Victoria University of Wellington for 2015–16. Between 1997 and 2009 he was a curator at City Gallery Wellington, where his projects included exhibitions by Ralph Hotere, Rosalie Gascoigne, Laurence Aberhart and emigre architect Ernst Plischke. Recent publications include the poetry collection Whale Years and See What I Can See: New Zealand Photography for the Young and Curious (both AUP, 2015).

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