Second Hand Books from Muirs Books in Gisborne

Muirs Bookshop have been trading in second hand books since May 2014.  Most books accepted for this area of the shop are non-fiction, all out of print, history, natural history, geography, and biographies.  Occasionally collections from people will arrive in and they could include music, mechanics, royal histories, military and other high interest subjects.  New Zealand books feature strongly and some long out of print Gisborne and East Coast books regularly come in too.  There are many vintage children's books in stock now and there are some collections of old fiction.

 On this page of the website you will find  out of print books of all genre.  Some will be old local history, others of high interest and some will be very rare books.  We will add books here that are of high value.  However, most books in the second hand part of the shop range from $1 to $20.

We currently have two military books that collectors will be interested in.

1918 original edition of The Tenth (Irish) Division of Gallipoli by Major Bryan Cooper ($250)

26 Battalion - Second New Zealand Expeditinary Force.  This is part of The Official History of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-1945 series. Inside the front cover is an official presentation card dated 1945 to Pte. E.J. Reed. ($250)

The Three Fishing brothers Gruff by Ben Galbraith

The Three Fishing Brothers Gruff  by Ben Galbraith  Hardbacks $35

Ben is a local writer and graphic artist.  This was his first book and is now out of print.  We try to find good quality second hand copies to hold in stock.

Port To Pasture Reminiscenses and Records of Port Awanui, East Coast

Port To Pasture  by SL and IC Hughes  $40

Subtitled Reminiscences and Records of Port Awanui, East Coast.  In excellent condition.


Wonder Tales of Maoriland by AW Reed

Wonder Tales of Maoriland by A W Reed   $20

More About Padding Bear by Michael Broad First Edition 1959

 More About Paddington Bear by Michael Bond  $150

First Edition from 1959.  Hardback with torn off back cover, front cover in tact.  Pages very clean and readable.


Baskets Away - the formative years of Gisborne and district  $25

Baskets Away the formative years of gisborne and district