When is a bookshelf more than a bookshelf?

When is a bookshelf more than a bookshelf?

When it’s named New Zealand’s next top bookshelf. From Kaitaia to Bluff, a call has been put out for booklovers to take a snap of themselves next to their inspired bookshelf, to be in with a chance to win $500 of Booksellers Tokens. 

“This competition is a bit of fun, but also an opportunity to really appreciate the beauty that a whole lot of books carefully placed, cunningly coerced or simply shoved into a bookshelf can be," says Lincoln Gould, chief executive of Booksellers NZ. 

“Whether it’s the way in which the books have been arranged, the shape of the bookcase itself, or simply the selection of books contained, bookcases are always inspiring, and tell a fascinating story all of their own. They’re so much more than just a rambling collection of books gifted, bought, borrowed or loaned.” 

The competition coincides with the current Booksellers Tokens campaign featuring bookshelves that have been cleverly arranged to spell out famous literary quotes. 

All entries will be posted on the Booksellers Flickr site and judged by an expert panel of New Zealand booksellers. The winner will receive a $500 Booksellers Token before Christmas.

Entries close December 12. More info HERE. 

In the meantime, you can check out some of the entries so far HERE.

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