Visit Us at The Food Show
Gorgeous cook books & fantastic specials!
Hall 3 Stand A24 - outside the The Chef's Demonstration Kitchen.
We love these illustrated book benches that are popping up all around London. There are 50 in all - go to booksabouttown.org.uk for more information and if you are going to London before the end of September check them out for us!
New Zealand Post Book Awards 2014, finalists announced.
Max Gate by Damien Wilkins
Click on the titles above for reviews and readings. Winners will be announced on 27 August.
A TV BOOK SHOW screening September
The FaceTV Book Show will be on our screens in September. Thanks to everyone who donated on boosted.org. Programme planning has begun - watch this space.
Baileys Prize for Women's Fiction
Irish author Eimear McBride wins the 2014 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction with her astonishing debut, A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing.
The Festival was AMAZING!
There was a record-breaking attendance of 50,000 – the equivalent of an All Black test. We are still all on a high. The themes running through the many sessions, whether the authors were architects, economists, physicists, poets, defectors or novelists were about community and relationships, feminism and diversity. We sold out of some titles despite having huge piles of them - all of Alice Walker; all of Leunig; all of Jim Al-Kalili; lots of A M Homes; Toksvig's Peas & Queues; Aslan's No God but God; Jang Jin-Sung's Dear Leader; Koea's Landscape with a Solitary Figure; but we do have stock in the shop! Or we will have very soon...
A M Homes at the Festival
A M Homes popped into the shop during her few days in Auckland and she was charming - you'd never know she writes such black humour.
Her session at the Festival was wonderful (she is wonderful). Her books sold out but we have plenty of stock of May We Be Forgiven in the shop, as well as her other titles, AND they're signed!
It's Our 25th Birthday!
What a great party we had! And thanks to everybody who sent flowers, cards, chocolate - we are humbled by all the good wishes.
A great night with Alison Bechdel!
Presented by The Auckland Women's Centre in association with NZ Festival Writers Week and chaired by our very own Carole Beu the evening was a resounding success
The hall was full to bursting with much laughter as Alison presented a slideshow of her work. The signing queue lasted for over an hour as Alison signed and drew in her books.