• Affordable

  • We offer individual books at any price below $10. So that no matter your financial situation you are able to enjoy the pleasures of reading!
  • Sustainable

  • All of our books are preloved, meaning we are able to get books from one home to another in a sustainable matter.
  • Range

  • We sell a wide selection of all ages and genres.
  • Local

  • By supporting fellow NZ businesses, you help our communities in Aotearoa grow.

Affordable

We offer individual books at any price below $10. So that no matter your financial situation you are able to enjoy the pleasures of reading!

Sustainable

All of our books are preloved, meaning we are able to get books from one home to another in a sustainable matter.

Range

We sell a wide selection of all ages and genres.

Local

By supporting fellow NZ businesses, you help our communities in Aotearoa grow.

You genuinely care about your customers and that they have a good experience with your store!

Temepara

I have bought quite a few books from you. The service is very good. Books always arrive in time and in good order. Will continue to buy from you.

Natischa

If she [friend] hadn't told me [this business is ran by full-time high school students], I genuinely would have believed it was owned by people much older with some sort of business degree!!

Temepara

I just love what you girls are doing! I love the service you provide, and can't wait to order more books in the future.

Heather

Our Story

We are 4 West Auckland high-school students from Green Bay High who have a passion for reading, and sustainability. 

We came up with this idea amidst Auckland’s longest COVID-19 lockdown (late 2021). We noticed there was a lack of online second-hand bookstores that shipped nationally, and were within a reasonable price. Consequently, we felt the need to do something.

Our main focus is for books to be available to everyone at a low price, and to keep our business footprint as little as possible to reduce our impact on the environment. 

All of our books for sale are pre-loved, meaning they come with a history. Think about all of the other thoughts past readers have experienced through reading them!

With each individual book being $10 or under, it’s affordable. We believe that no matter the financial situation you are in, you should be able to enjoy the pleasure of reading!

Believe it or not, buying new books isn’t as innocent as you’d think. In fact within the United States alone 2 billion new paper books are produced every year. Which counts for a million less trees and a million more Carbon Dioxide particles in the air - which is quite the environmental footprint.

So why not do your part, and purchase pre-loved, sustainable books at the touch of a button on our website?

From the Pīwakawaka team xxx

Olivia, Hannah, Annie-rose and Natalia

CLEARANCE

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