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      • Meeting The Ferret Bookshop — Verb Wellington
        • 12 Oct 2020
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        • A lively interview with Terry and Aames from Wellington’s oldest second-hand bookstore, The Ferret. In this edition of the ‘Maggie Meets’ profile series for Verb Wellington, I catch up with Terry and Aames who run The Ferret Bookshop. Terry admitted early in the interview that he has a penchant for inefficiency, which allowed me to quickly pigeonhole him into the “second-hand bookshop owner” stereotype. The more I dive into his story the more I realise that the story of The Ferret is not a linear one. The Ferret Bookshop is one of the only Wellington bookshops surviving from the time it was established over 40 years. Since 1979 The Ferret Bookshop has had many homes nested in and around Cuba Street. According to its owner Terry, a couple of people in the book trade founded it, one of them a fellow named Rick who used to sit at the shop desk with a lit cigarette in hand and an ashtray in arm's reach. In 1988 Terry bought the business, which is now situated next to Loretta on Cuba Street.
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        • The Ferret Bookshop, Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington, Wellington City, Wellington, 6011, New Zealand (OpenStreetMap)

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