Sunday, 28 February 2021


New Home for Whitianga’s popular second-hand bookshop

The Mercury Bay Cancer Support Trust’s second-hand bookshop in Whitianga is on the move to new, more spacious premises.

The shop will farewell its Albert Street location this Saturday, 20 February, and re-open at 5 Blacksmith Lane on Friday, 26 February.

Last week, a group from the Whitianga Menz Shed led by Brian Mearns and Wayne Wilton demolished two existing offices at the new premises, with Eccles Electrical taking care of the power needs, in order to make way for the bookshop and some storage space for the trust’s range of equipment that it provides for cancer patients and their families. The trust is very grateful to all the men who gave their time and expertise.

Once the new premises is ready to go, the next task will be to relocate the 10,000 plus books and all the shelving, but the trust hopes their loyal customers, book donors and volunteers will really enjoy the bigger space. 

Pictured: Bookshop manager, Anne Pendray, inside the new premises.


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