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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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Vic Books sale

by Joanna May 15, 2007

On a stunning day like today, what could be a better way to use your lunch hour than taking the cable car up the hill to Victoria University and checking out the sale at Vic Books? With books starting at 50 cents, this is how I keep my bookshelves overloaded.

There’s only a week and a half more to go, but new stock is constantly added, there’s 25% off fiction not already reduced on 17th May; and 25% off non-fiction not already reduced on the 24th. The sale finishes Friday 25th May and the shop’s open daily from 8am-6pm. Oh, and due to a terrible mishap with suppliers, they have 100 copies of Ann Coulter’s Slander for 50 cents each, which is perfect if you’re in the mood for a good old-fashioned book burning to warm the autumn nights. Hurrah!

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