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A Bit About Us

On 7th April 1909 Alf Robinson advertised his new Hardy Street bookshop in the Nelson Evening Mail.
89 years later, in 1998, two Nelson bookshops, Pages from Hardy Street with Peter and Ann Rigg and Blackmores on Upper Trafalgar Street with Tim and Susi Blackmore, merged to form Page & Blackmore at the current site. Peter and Ann eventually bought out Tim and Susi, they then sold Page & Blackmore to Jo Dippie in 2016. So while Page & Blackmore is now 23 years of age, our history goes back 112 years.

As well as stocking a wide range of best sellers, classics, non-fiction, reference books and magazines, we also offer the following:

– Audio books
– Magazines
– Cards
– Calendars
– Diaries and journals
– Source hard-to-find books from around the world
– A Free gift wrapping service 
– We post throughout New Zealand and around the world
– Generous rewards to our members
– Shop dog, Nelson
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2014

Nielsen New Zealand Bookshop of the Year

2013

Nielsen Independent Bookshop of the Year

2010

Thorpe-Bowker Independent Bookshop of the Year

2014

Regional Independent Bookshop of the Year (South Island)

2008, 2009 & 2012

Regional Bookshop of the Year (South Island)

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