Local Savings

Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 4
The Reading Bug 140 Colombo Street, Beckenham, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand

My family and I absolutely LOVE shopping at The Reading Bug! The owners designed the store to be just what their daughters would love. It's bright, colourful, and has special little nooks and reading corners for kids to tuck themselves up into.

The staff are so friendly and helpful, and actually make a point of getting to know you personally, so each time we go in we have meaningful conversations!

When I spoke to the owner about why they price their books so cheap in comparison to other book stores, they said they did that as they knew they wouldn't be able to compete with the sales the chain stores had, so they just mark them much lower all the time! Excellent!

As well as this, they have a reward card, which you get stamped each time you make a book purchase, and after 10 stamps they give you a book up of your choice up to the value of $20! That is way better than most reward cards that just give you a discount on your next purchase!

And finally, something to make the trip breezy for us busy parents... they have a child-friendly toilet! With fun posters on the wall, and even a stepstool for the kids to reach the taps, this place is well thought out and very family friendly! We love it here!

I always try to use my reward card, as that adds up quickly! Especially as their is no minimum price on the book purchase (even if the full ticket cost is $5 it still counts!). Brilliant!


Contributed by: Wonder Wife!, 9 May 2011