Brilliant books - literary launches

Small DecisionsPenny Somervaille

Small Decisions - Penny Somervaille

Tuesday 1 September 6pm, in the bookshop

We are delighted to launch this poetry collection from our longtime friend and bookshop supporter Penny Somervaille. These poems deal with memories and reflect on the ageing process. Join us and many poets to celebrate. Launched by Makyla Curtis and MCed by Miriam Barr.


Unbreakable Spirit Karen McMillan

Unbreakable Spirit – Karen McMillan

Wednesday 2 September 6pm, in the bookshop

Facing the challenge of cancer in New Zealand

Karen McMillan, a woman of unbreakable spirit, will be joined by other cancer survivors who have contributed to this inspiring book. ‘I know if you read Unbreakable Spirit, you will gain great strength from it’ – Judy Bailey Please join Karen and other contributors for a joyous celebration of overcoming adversity.

First Lady Alison Mau

First Lady – Alison Mau

Wednesday 9 September 6pm, in the bookshop

From Boyhood to Womanhood: The Incredible Story of New Zealand's Sex-Change Pioneer Liz Roberts

An honest, sometimes brutal, often hilarious account of the first New Zealander to undergo full sex-change surgery. Her dramatic story documents the life of a creative, warm-hearted person who had the courage to be herself, against all odds. Inspiring! Everyone welcome to celebrate courage & diversity with Alison Mau & Upstart Press


The Party LineSue Orr

The Party Line - Sue Orr

was launched in style at the shop on Wednesday 26 August. Read all about it here.