Whitcoulls is a major national bookstore, stationery, gift, games & toy store chain in New Zealand, formerly known as Whitcombe & Tombs. It has 56 stores nationally. Whitcombe & Tombs was founded in 1888, and Coulls Somerville Wilkie in 1871. The companies merged in 1971 to form Whitcoulls.

FounderGeorge Whitcombe 
ParentJames Pascoe Group


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Further reading

  • Ian F. McLaren and G.J. Griffiths, Whitcombe's Story Books: A Descriptive List, 1981.
  • Ian F. McLaren with George J. Griffiths, Whitcombe's Story Books: A Trans-Tasman Survey, Parkville : University of Melbourne Library, 1984.
  • Ian F. McLaren, Whitcombe's Story Books: A Trans-Tasman Survey: First Supplement, Parkville: University of Melbourne Library, 1987.
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