Saturday, November 1, 2008

#519 ... THEME DAY: Books Rare & Antiquarian

John Quilter of Quilters Bookshop, Lambton Quay Wellington ... where good books are bought & sold. John originally started his bookshop in the Plimmers Emporium Building on Plimmers Steps and then moved to the shop further up the steps .. under the Williams Car Park building. In 1991 John moved the shop to northern end of Lambton Quay where he specialises in antiquarian and rare NZ books. For many years Quilters Books have published and mailed out book catalogues listing many of the especially rare books for sale. Nowdays the internet and web sites have taken over this role. Talking to John in the quiet of his bookstore, amongst the rows and rows of old and unique NZ books, you could almost feel the history being absorbed by osmosis. You can contact John at quilters@clear.net.nz or at the shop ... 110 Lambton Quay, telephone +6444722767 to search for that rare NZ book you have always wanted !!

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7 comments:

Steffe said...

Deep inside I think we all want to have our own bookshop, I know I do. Thanks for sharing this on theme day.

Jilly said...

Wonderful portrait of a man born to books. A perfect photograph for today and says it all about love of books.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Interesting character, John. I like it for a theme day post.

I forgot about theme day today so I just found some of the books I wrote and took a photo and published that. Too late to be included in the group but it worked for me. LOL

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

wonderful post

D.C. Confidential said...

Excellent photo and post!

Happy Theme Day!

lv2scpbk said...

Good post for theme day.

Tash said...

What a great shop - I could spend days in there.