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The Dinky Donkey                     9781775436065.jpg 

Author: Craig Smith

Illustrated by : Katz Cowley

Much anticipated sequel to The Wonky Donkey

Children will adore this punky, funky, dinky donkey!!

Due out  November 2019

Pre Order Your copy

at the counter today or

phone 03 358 4835






 "The Day the Plants Fought Back" by Belinda O'Keefe at the 
Meeting Room YMCA Bishopdale

5pm 8th June,rsvp by 31/5/19


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An Evening with Allyson Gofton

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See our Facebook page for more information and recipes!



         Last days for books to be sent out for Christmas 2018 within New Zealand


 Standard Post, Standard Parcel and Tracked Parcel: Tuesday 18 December 


Courier Parcel, Courier and Signature Parcel: Friday 21 December




25 Years Birthday Celebrations

  We have been open for 25 years and

are celebrating  with a Great Sale

  25% off books

"Overstocks- last copy last chance"   up to 60% off 

 25% off Boxed Christmas Cards and Calendars.

Previous Events

Lunch with Christchurch's Peter Cox

Upon the Release of:


Time:     12.00   to 2.00pm  27th June

Venue:Canterbury Club

By invitation to Canterbury Club Members and Servicemen’s families.

Review of event
A “full house” of Club Members and Servicemen’s families listened to Peter explain the story of the writing of Desert War and his earlier book Good Luck To All The Lads. For many soldiers this was their first real experience of warfare. For the Allied commanders this was a tactical learning experience in the combined use of tanks, artillery and troops in what was often a fast changing theatre of operations. Peter at the same time told the story of his father, Sergeant Brian Cox and men like him who fought in the North African deserts against the German and Italian forces in WWII. Maps and photos were projected to provide the background to an engrossing presentation by Peter Cox. These maps and photos are a valuable feature of the book itself, (often overlooked in similar histories).
Autographed copies are in limited supply at Piccadilly Books.

Cooking Demonstration & Book Launch

an evening with the akaroa cooking school.

Enquire Via Email

Time: 6.00pm to 7.30pm  10th December

Venue: Kitchen Things, Hornby

6 Chappie Place, Hornby, Christchurch

Price: FREE Ticket Required

Presented By


 Neville with Robbie Deans at book signing Piccadilly Bookshop

Robbie and Neville at Robbie Deans Book Signing at Piccadilly Books


Neville, at the Piccadilly Bookshop Robbie Deans Book Signing


Robbie Deans: Red, Black and Gold    

Robbie Deans  was here on Friday the 24th to sign his book Robbie Deans: Red,  Black and Gold. 

It was  a great time for fans to speak to Robbie and to obtain an authographed copy of his book.   

Orders Taken, Piccadilly Bookshop


The career of Robbie Deans is without parallel in the annals of New Zealand rugby. He was an All Black, the pin-up boy of the Canterbury team, and a rebel with the Cavaliers during a 12-year playing career. Even greater acclaim has followed as one of the best coaches of the modern era.   From the opening accounts, which are provided by All Black Dan Carter and Wallaby David Pocock, the story is told by those who know Robbie best. It is a fascinating story of a truly great era in rugby, with detailed and frank observations at almost every turn from the players, coaches, and administrators he was most closely associated with.  They know the real Robbie.



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Heartwarming cat stories from the Christchurch earthquakes, with beautiful photographs illustrating each story. A collection of stories about Christchurch cats and the earthquakes – true tales of heroism, odd and quirky stories, funny stories, sad stories – stories that will surprise you, make you chuckle or make you go awwww. There's Chippy who was found living in an abandoned fish and chip shop in the heart of the Red Zone, eating the old oil, and covered in it. There are the lions and cheetahs of Orana Wildlife Park, who were clearly very disturbed when the huge earthquake struck and the fences banged together, making a fearful sound. The staff were relieved that the power stayed on, keeping the electric fences working so the animals didn't escape. There's Max, who wandered about the suburb and found himself a new, loving family; Meisha, who was giving birth when the earthquake struck, and whose owners had to coax her to carry on; inspiring stories of cats who were lost but then reunited with their owners; and stories of the many narrow escapes of miraculous cats with nine lives. There's a lot of love in this book – cat lovers are a dedicated and passionate breed. And Craig Bullock's excellent photographs depict this love beautifully; the images are stunning. Part of the proceeds from this book help support Christchurch cat charities which work tirelessly to rehome cats that have become separated from their owners.






The Silent Division

The book is in three parts. Part One: a re-issue, unaltered, of the acclaimed The Silent Division - New Zealanders at the Front 1914 - 1919, first published in 1935, but now including maps and illustrations. Part Two: issued for the first time; that part of Ormond Burton's hitherto unpublished autobiography which deals with his heroic, front-line service in The Great War, entitled Concerning One Man's War, 1914-1918. This is a vibrant account at an individual level; arguably the finest writing by a New Zealander about that war. Edited by John H Gray, an acknowledge historian and published author, specialising on the The New Zealand Division in the Western Front. Part Three: a brief biography of the author by, David Grant, author, historian and lecturer Victoria Universit






 Children’s Books

 We have in store a variety of books to help with learning. The Study Smart series is really popular. A sample of Mathematics Pratcice Tests Years 6 to 7 is shown below.

A collection of examination papers aimed at providing cumulative assessment. Each workbook contains 8 examination papers and each examination paper consists of multiple choice problems, short response problems and extended response problems




Make Your Own Robot


We have instore a good range of childrens educational books and plenty of non fiction and fiction titles for all ages.

We look forward to being of service to you in person in our store –
shop 1, Avonhead Mall,  Merrin Street, Christchurch (phone 03 358 4835;fax 03 358 2876)
or hearing from you on line at