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DCM Bookfair dates & donations

by Sue Tyler May 29, 2017

The day of  the 2017 DCM Bookfair is Set. Set aside time for book foraging on Saturday August 5th from 8am till 8pm, at Shed 6 in Queens Wharf. Want to donate books to DCM’s Bookfair on 5 August? This week, is your last chance to donate books because there is a strong likelihood DCM may have […]

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Books, Books & more Books

by Sue Tyler August 24, 2016

It’s only 3 days till DCM‘s very delightful & very Large annual bookfair. Over 75,000 have been sorted and packed ready for sale starting 8am this Saturday at Shed 6, Queen’s Wharf. This year it’s a one day event running for 12 hours from 8am till 8pm. At the bookfair you’ll find classics, cook books, […]

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Read Books, Save Lives – The Annual DCM Bookfair

by Sue Tyler July 9, 2015

Instead kicking off on all the amazing books you’ll find at Bookfair this weekend. I thought you might like to know how cold it’s been in Wellington, last night it was 2.7°C in Kelburn overnight, with a light dusting of snow.  Snow is fun except when you don’t have a place to call home, to store your belongings, […]

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Curl up with a good Bookfair

by Sue Tyler August 13, 2014

It’s true i get excited by books, and every year i get excited by the Annual DCM Bookfair,  which lucky for my excitement meter (which dipped a bit post film festival) is on this weekend. At The DCM Bookfair you’ll find over 90,000 books Books, Magazine, Comics, Graphic Novels,  jigsaw-puzzles, games, DVDs, CDs, Vinyl Records, Stamps …. […]

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One Sleep till Bookfair

by Sue Tyler August 16, 2013

Saturday  is  Wellington’s most amazing, most awesome, most excellent, book related event of the year – The DCM Annual Bookfair Take 90000+ books, add LPs, CDs, DVDs, Cassettes, Magazines, Jigsaw Puzzles & Games galore. Everyone going to bookfair has a strategy for this is one of those very few shopping events when you can’t spend ‘too […]

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10 days till DCM Bookfair

by Sue Tyler August 7, 2013

I’m officially on DCM bookfair countdown, it’s only  10 days to go until the biggest, most amazing book event of the year in Wellington. Imagine any kind of book/game/puzzle, CD, DVD, LP  you love  and you’ll find it at Bookfair , Saturday & sunday  17 – 18 August 2013 at the  TSB Bank Arena. It’s […]

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Waiting

by noizyboy January 15, 2013

Not sure if the Ohiro Road bus-stop bookcase and sofas have survived the weather and/or vandals (reports, anyone?), but, either way, here’s a lovely video by Dan Adams documenting this fantastic urban enhancement… Waiting from Dan Adams on Vimeo. via Eye of the Fish

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The bookworms be out in force

by Sue Tyler July 21, 2011

One rather delightful advantage of the Rugby World Cup is the arrival of the Downtown Community Ministry Book Fair in July, two months ahead of its normal timing. One might feel a little put out that rugby is screwing with your life, but this Wellingtonista thinks it’s the reverse. Personally I turn into a bit […]

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A conversation with Bernard Beckett

by Joanna May 20, 2011

If you went to a high school in Welly during the last couple’o decades, you may have been taught by Bernard Beckett, and if you were a smart, articulate student, you might have got to actively participate in his classes (too bad if you weren’t). Or perhaps you’re one of the many people who like […]

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