Beattie & Forbes Books and Post

Beattie & Forbes Books and Post
Beattie & Forbes Books and Post
72 Bridge Street
New Zealand
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About Us

Beattie and Forbes Booksellers, was created by Graham Beattie and Barry Forbes in 1968. the shop had started life as The Office Supply Company, Napier. Opened by Tom Sullivan in 1924 on the corner of Hastings and Tennyson Streets. When the Earthquake struck in 1931 the shop was open. Tom and one of his assistants, Aline Buckley, got out, but tragically his other assistant, Nellie Rolls, was killed. Aline then worked in the store (by now on the opposite corner) for about 50 years.
James and Megan Landon bought the business in 2005, both bibliophiles and from retail, (James) and academic (Megan) backgrounds.  

The shop is now based in the funky seaside village of Ahuriri. We have a handpicked book range, gorgeous cards and interesting NZ gifts. We also offer postal services.

Services and Categories

  • New Books
  • Used Books
  • Kobo eBooks
  • Kobo Readers
  • Sell Tokens
  • Redeem Tokens
  • Sells Giftcards
  • Redeems Giftcards
  • Online Bookshop
  • Have Bookclub
  • Post Shop
  • Hawke's Bay