A glass of pinot, smooth sounds on the Bose, rain gently drumming on the iron roof above, your sweetheart nearby... and a stunning jigsaw to occupy the grey matter. Does an evening get much better than that? (Rhetorical question. Please resist the temptation to message us with your alternative version of a rip-roaring evening...)
This Blackwell Press exclusive jigsaw - one of a set - reflects our special love for the place we call home, the South Wairarapa. It is designed by our long time friend and very talented artist, Paul Rees, and made in New Zealand by Holdson - the puzzle maestros!
Keeping Mr Blackwell fit and healthy while reducing his carbon footprint is a goal partially met by offering a local book delivery service by bicycle from Mrs Blackwell’s Village Bookshop. “He gets tipped with home baking by some of our lovely customers and if he’s lucky, I give him a sweet kiss on the cheek for his labours,” smiles Mrs Blackwell.
Collect the set!
Bicycles and e-Bikes
We deliver our bicycles all over Aotearoa New Zealand ourselves for a few reasons; we like to ensure your bicycle arrives in perfect condition and we also want you to be able to ride it immediately. We set your seat and handlebar height so you can ride comfortably and we listen and respond to any questions you have. We like to ensure we are minimising our fuel use and pollution so we like to schedule the most efficient delivery plan possible. That’s why it may take a month or two to get your bicycle to you.
We will despatch your purchase the same day or next day and we will email you courier tracking information so you know exactly where your package is. We try, wherever possible, to use recycled or compostable packaging. For orders under $200, we charge $9.90 towards the cost of the courier. For $200 or more, we cover it.