Writers Plot Bookshop

Writers Plot Bookshop

A unique independent New Zealand bookshop for indie publishers, authors and discerning readers

Winners of the Art & Culture award at the 2022 Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards for Upper Hutt

New arrivals

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Sending overseas: cut-off dates for Christmas

NZ Post reminder: If you miss our Economy service dates, you can still send your parcels using our Courier and Express services, but it will cost you a little more.

Opening hours

The shop is open from 10:00 am – 2.30 pm, Tuesday to Saturday.
If the shop cannot open on a particular day – we will post this on our Facebook page.

Book reviews

Caro has an occasional half-hour book review slot, 11 am Saturdays on Hutt City FM 106.7 radio station – The Hutt Weekender show with Craig & Lisa, Saturdays 8 am – 12 noon.

There will be a facebook post before this occurs.

Listen via online streaming at huttcityfm.co.nz

Read the reviews on our blog.


Join in with our new Bookclub reading challenges. This year we are doing something a little different and have an additional treat for our readers with a discounted book each month.

December Bookclub book of the month

‘Somewhere in the Middle of Nowhere in Particular’ by Dorothy May

(Use code BCCDEC22 for 20% discount and free shipping in NZ)

Reading challenge

December Reading Challenge

  1. Has a Christmas theme
  2. You own but haven’t read
  3. An international best seller
  4. A re-gifted book

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Writing groups

Interested in writing? Love to write? Need some inspiration or motivation?
Then join one of our writing groups!

Weekend group
Every 3rd Saturday of the month at 11 am.
Next meeting: Saturday 17 December 2022

Weekday group
Every 2nd Tuesday for 6 weeks at 11 am.
Next meeting: Tuesday 29 November 2022


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A haven for readers

  • Read new books
  • Meet local authors
  • A Book a Month book club—a great Christmas or birthday idea
  • Kid’s lucky dip books for $15

A home for writers

  • We provide guidance and advice to those who want to write, continue writing or publish their work.
  • We host writing groups, courses and workshops.
  • Talk to us about editing, proofreading and beta reading your manuscript.

On sale


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Crime and Thriller

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Young Adult

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Science Fiction

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Historical Fiction

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Contemporary Fiction

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Action & Adventure

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We support

Wairarapa Word
Register with Wairarapa Word on Facebook to join.
Hosted by Almo’s Books, High St, Carterton.
Supported by Carterton District Creative Communities Scheme.

StorySoup – A Story Telling Prompt Generator
Hamish, one of our writing group members, has been working on this for several years and has now launched it into the world. StorySoup is a simple application that suggests basic story components you may like to use to create a story. Our writing group has used it when looking for inspiration for our writing challenges. Hamish has released StorySoup for free. Find out more and how to download it on the official StorySoup page.

Hutt City FM 106.7 Community Radio Station
You can live stream the radio from their Facebook page or the Hutt City FM 106.7 website. We often give book reviews on Lisa Yung and Craig Wade’s Saturday morning magazine show. We will post times and books reviewed on the Facebook pages.

Liberty Books
Address: 90 Main Street, CBD Towers, Upper Hutt, 5018.
: (04) 528 5001
If you are looking for second-hand books – we support and recommend Liberty Books. If you can’t find what you are looking for, just ask the owner, Rhys. He’s amazing and has a great idea of what he has in the shop and where it is.