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Marsden Books Newsletter February 2015

Good news for traditional books. They are better for your health according to two recent newspaper articles. Reading a real book before bed produces a better night’s sleep and it is easier to concentrate while reading a real book. Trees used to make books are a renewable resource whereas earth metals used to make e readers are not. The book fights back!

Now begins another year of finding exciting and stimulating books for you to read and enjoy and organising events with visiting authors to provide added interest.

Barbara Ewing: February 11th, 5.30pm  Our dear Barbara returns to tell us all about her latest novel The Petticoat Men. Please join us for the usual refreshments and her talk. RSVP Feb 9th.

Stocktake: We shall be stocktaking on March 28th so the shop will close early at 1pm that day.

Easter Hours: We shall be CLOSED on Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Monday. OPEN on Saturday April 4th.

NZ Post: There are no changes looming. If you are sending parcels overseas and wish to have them tracked there is an Economy Courier service available. It is more expensive than airmail but does provide the added reassurance of proper tracking and extra insurance.

CDs: We are now one of the only outlets for Classical CDs left in Wellington. Please ask if there are any special CDs you would like us to order in. We keep a limited selection and also showcase some new releases. This includes Jazz and some contemporary music.

Tabcoosh: We are stocking a range of bean bags for the iPad and the iPad mini, called Tabcoosh. These are proving popular as they make using the iPad a lot more comfortable, especially in bed or with Skype.

New Releases:

Not My Father’s Son  A brilliant memoir by the actor Alan Cumming.

The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro. Set in Britain in Saxon times exploring the importance of memory. Due early March.

In The Wolf’s Mouth by Adam Foulds. The story of two soldiers in the last stages of World War II in Northern Italy and Sicily where the mafia was already a powerful influence. Due in March.

Playing to the Gallery by Grayson Perry. Based on his Reith lectures on how to appreciate Art.

Waitangi Day by Philippa Werry. At last a comprehensive book about the Treaty and Waitangi Day for young people. Available now $25.

We have said goodbye to Marion who has left us to work for Victoria University Bookshop. It has been a privilege to have had Marion here with us for the last couple of years and we all wish her well in her bookselling career just down the road.

Happy reading from the team at Marsden Books.
Marsden Books Best Reads 2014

Children’s Best reads


Lion in Paris – Beatrice Alemagna
Once Upon an Alphabet – Oliver Jeffers
Boats – Catherine Foreman
Z is for Moose – Kelly Bingham
Elizabeth Queen of the Seas – Lynne Cox
New Zealand Treasury of Poetry – Edited by Paula Green
52-Storey TreeHouse – Andy Griffiths
Awful Auntie – David Walliams
Book of Hat – Harriet Rowland
Speed of Light – Joy Cowley

Marsden Books Adults Best Reads
Bright Side of My Condition – Charlotte Randle
Fallout - Paul Thomas
Tumbledown Manor – Helen Brown
The Rosie Effect – Graeme Simsion
The Children ACT – Ian McEwan
Nora Webster – Colm Toibin
Narrow Road to the Deep North – Richard Flanagan
History of Loneliness – John Boyne
Do No Harm – Henry Marsh
Being Mortal – Atul Gawande
Peter McLeavey – Jill Trevalyn
My Petite Kitchen Cookbook – Eleanor Ozich
Tramping: A New Zealand History – Shaun Barnett & Chris MacLean


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