Students from Casebrook Intermediate School dressed as book characters. From left, standing, are Keri Palmer (Worzel Gummidge) and Craig Buchanan (Robinson Crusoe). Front from left, Natasha O'Dea...
Molly Anderson with her book, The Caltex Book of Veteran and Vintage Cars of New Zealand.
Rewi Alley, New Zealand writer and political activist holding one of his books next to a shelf of books and Father Fredrick McGuire.
Members of the Operation Deep Freeze Women's Club collating pages for a new American cookbook to raise money for Nazareth House. Club members, from left, Phyllis Hamond, Chris Stedman, Jo Wilson...
Portrait of author and retired Canterbury Malting Co administration manager, Ernest G. Collins, with his book, Malting in the Heathcote Valley. The book was supplied to staff, retired staff, public...
Louise Virtue, Librarian, shifting books from the old Canterbury Public Library to the new Central Library Gloucester Street.
Book display in the School of Engineering library at the University of Canterbury of the 50 best books of the 1972 publishing year chosen by the American Institute of Graphic Arts. The display is...
The people of Christchurch enjoy not only reading books but also collecting, selling, and managing them. From schools, book shops, to libraries, explore the way books have played a role in our society...
Students from Shirley Intermediate School dressed as book characters in their school library. Students are, from back left, Stuart Waugh, Jason Boa, Natasha Ineson, Justine Kinley, Craig Neville...
The book section of an antiques shop at the Tannery.
Living room of artist.
Reading to dogs program at South Library. Here Sparky is reading about cats.
A library customer, Dorothy Croucher, collecting books during a visit to the mobile library on Marshlands Road in Shirley.
A man with a pile of books at the North Canterbury Red Cross annual market to raise funds for meals-on-wheels and disaster relief teams.
Winners of a Deaf Awareness Week competition. From left front Diana Nemeth, Jason Hoving, Janice Brown, Darren Jones, (back) Nicola Whitta, Karen Day, Aneta Timu, Sheree McQuillan and Isabel Robertson...
Customers browsing at a book sale at the Canterbury Public Library.
View of pills hidden inside the pages of a book.
Librarians Wendy Gallagher and Phillippa Collett inside Lyttelton Library surrounded by books.
Diane Graham reading a book in different furnishing displays at the North Canterbury Home Interior Festival in Rangiora.
Diane Graham sitting on a couch at the North Canterbury Home Interior Festival in Rangiora.
Views of Mrs Lofts reads to hearing deaf children at the Fendalton Kindergarten.
Professor and honorary fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, George Jobberns, sitting at a desk in front of bookshelves in an office.
Chris Parsons reads to children during story time at Halswell Library.
Christopher Hickford with his book prize from winning the junior section of the Christchurch Star anti-pollution essay competition.