Selected by Donna R
A celebration of Christchurch bookshops.
Ross Humphries and Rangi Oberg at Smith's Bookshop
Rangi (Moaroa) Oberg JP QSM, owner of Smiths Book shop and her son in law Ross Humphries who managed the business.
Stephanie Oberg at Smith's Bookshop
Stephanie Oberg at Smiths Bookshop.
Suspected bomb blast at Canterbury Tales Bookshop
Police inspecting the scene of a suspected bomb blast outside Canterbury Tales bookshop in the Village Gate Shopping Mall in Merivale.
Pacific Bookshop and Chaos antique shop
Pacific Bookshop and Chaos antique shop, Manchester Street.
Whitcombe and Tombs bookshop
Interior views of a Whitcombe and Tombs bookshop, full of shoppers.
Whitcombe & Tombs book display
Interior of Whitcombe & Tombs bookshop and of a Christmas promotional book display of New Zealand Books.
N. F. Oberg of Smiths
Norman Oberg with a shelf of books in his store, Smiths, on Manchester Street.
Whitcombe & Tombs book display
Close-up of a Whitcombe & Tombs bookshop Christmas promotional book display of New Zealand Books.
Llyween Couper in the Children's Bookshop
Llyween Couper kneels before a display of books in the Children's Bookshop.
Smith's Second-hand Bookshop, Manchester Street
Family owners of Smith's Second-hand Bookshop at 133 Manchester Street. Mrs Rangi Oberg (centre) with son-in-law Ross Humphries, daughter Stephanie and grand-daughter Holly. Taken inside the bookshop...
Smiths Bookshop customers
Customers in Smiths Bookshop, the Tannery.
Phillip King Bookseller's grab-a-bag promotion
James Jacques at Phillip King Bookseller's grab-a-bag promotion, Big Fresh Centre.
Smith's Bookshop manager with early rugby books
The manager, Ross Humphries, of Smith's Bookshop, on Manchester Street, with copies of early rugby books ahead of an auction of the books in the store.
Interior of Scorpio Bookshop on Hereford Street
The Daily Grind and Armagh Bookshop
The Daily Grind (corner of Armagh Street and New Regent Street) and Armagh Bookshop (166 Armagh Street).
Arnold Books at 11 New Regent Street.
Second hand bookshop located at 11 New Regent Street.
University Bookshop and Spice Traders
University Bookshop and Spice Traders at the University of Canterbury.
Bill Rowling book signing at Whitcoulls
Views of Bill Rowling, leader of the opposition, signing copies of a biography about his life titled 'Rowling - the man and the myth', written by John Henderson at Whitcoulls on Cashel Street. Frames...
Peerswick Lane shopping centre
The interior of Peerswick Mall shopping centre at Church Corner.
Worker at Smiths Bookshop
Worker at Smiths Bookshop.
Whitcoulls and The Barn
Whitcoulls (79-81 Seaview Road) and The Barn.
Whitcoulls staff, Bishopdale store
The staff of the new Whitcoulls store in Bishopdale Shopping Centre. Pictured are, from left, Heather Dean, Dawn Greig, Christine Voice and Joy Chapman.
7 Riccarton Road
Bookstore at 7 Riccarton Road.
Sydenham Book Exchange
Sydenham Book Exchange at 388 Colombo Street. Adjacent to the south are Antiques and Collectables (386 Colombo Street) and Frisco Takeaways (384 Colombo Street).
Book section of antiques shop
The book section of an antiques shop at the Tannery.
Armagh Book Shop and Swiss Watch Shop
Swiss Watch Shop and Armagh Book Shop at 166-168 Armagh Street.
Scorpio Books container shop
Pedestrians outside Scorpio Books container shop in Re:Start Mall.
Exterior of Hornby Books second hand book shop and Creative Hair at the Branston Centre at 383 -386 Main North Road in Hornby.
Store decorations for Royal Visit, Book Shop, Armagh Street
Armagh Book Shop, 166 Armagh Street, decorated for the Royal Visit of Queen Elizabeth II.
Second hand book store, Bishopdale Books
The smiling face of book store owner, Alex, stood behind the counter of Bishopdale Books, the second hand book store in Bishopdale Village Mall.
Scorpio Books, 79 Hereford Street
Boarded up windows in Scorpio Books building at 79 Hereford Street, behind temporary fencing.
Collapsed west wall of David’s Book Exchange
Collapsed west wall of David’s Book Exchange at 425 Cashel Street, Linwood.
Portraits of Harold White, a Cashel Street bookseller, surrounded by books to promote his new way of selling paperbacks, at $2 a kg.
"Piles of books left for years in a former book store on the ground floor of the former IRD building that has been closed due to damage since the earthquake." - Contributor's note.
Bricks, books and debris
Bricks, books and debris in bookshop at 425 Cashel Street, Linwood.
Charity Barn book container
Books in a container at Charity Barn (360 Ferry Road).