About Poppies Havelock North

Poppies Bookshop is Havelock North’s friendly, independent book store, and has been spreading the good word in the village for the past seven years.

While we’re located in the bustling heart of the village, our customers visit from all over Hawke’s Bay and even further afar. Perhaps this is due to our fabulous and extensive range of books; maybe it’s because of the warm, inviting environment we have created here – we think it’s probably both.

Here at Poppies we stock a vast range of fiction and children’s titles alongside an extensive collection of non-fiction books, including art, biography, cooking, sports and lifestyle. Poppies is also the ideal place to find the perfect card to go with the gift of a great book.

If you’re searching for a book we don’t have in stock, we’re more than happy to order it in from the publisher, with no extra charge.

We delight not just in bookselling, but also in our involvement within the book-loving scene here in Havelock North and Hawke’s Bay. On occasion we host book launches here in the shop, and we are the event booksellers for frequent literary events, such as visiting writers’ talks. 

We’ve been selling books since our relocation from Auckland seven years ago, but of course our love of reading and books stretches back to childhood. We look forward to welcoming you to Poppies to share our passion, chat about books and help you make the perfect selection.

 - Pam and Brett Bennett,


Opening Hours:

Weekdays 9:00am - 5.00pm
Saturday 10.00am - 4:00pm
Sundays 11.00am - 2.00pm 

Contact Us

Pam & Brett Bennett

Tel: (06) 875 8406
Email: hn@poppiesbooks.co.nz

Visit Us

9 Napier Rd
Havelock North, 4130