21 Oct 2020

Hawke's Bay independent bookshop wins national prize

From Morning Report, 8:56 am on 21 October 2020

A well-run and welcoming bookshop can be at the heart of a community.

That's the view of Louise Ward, co-owner of Wardini Books in Hawke's Bay, which has been crowned "Bookshop of the Year" at the annual New Zealand awards.

She and husband Gary say their shops in Napier and Havelock North have become a haven for book lovers and for those just wanting a break from hectic lives.

Ward speaks to Susie Ferguson.