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  • What is a Booktown? This South Wairarapa town is bouncing back one bookshop at a time

    2 days ago - By NZ Life & Leisure

    Sue Ryan offers gifts and homewares alongside secondhand and antiquarian books at Mr Feather's Den.
    How to save a small rural town from decades of gradual decline? A cadre of art-world book-loving heavy-hitters are making a difference in Featherston.
    Words: Lee-Anne Duncan Photos: Mike Heydon
    “The next chapter could start here,” reads a poster on Featherston's main street. The words are faded, as the sign is from festivals past. But there's nothing jaded about the event. The Featherston Booktown Karukatea Festival - now in its sixth year - is once again enthusiastically gearing up to...
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