THE FESTIVAL IS GO!
Jackie Kay has already wowed the kids in the Schools Programme and us here at the shop. There is a fantastic line-up of authors and it is buzzing down at the Aotrea Centre. Get down there for the weekend.
What a wonderful evening we had celebrating Juliet Batten's wonderful new book Spirited Ageing: Cultivating the Art of Renewal
Women's Prize for Fiction
The Shortlist has been announced!
Formerly known as The Orange Prize it is awarded annually and celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in women’s writing from throughout the world.
We have read (& love) them all - but how would you decide? Check out the list here.
LAUNCH OF AOREWA MCLEOD'S LESBIAN NOVEL
Who was That Woman, Anyway ($35)
We were very excited to launch this brilliant, witty, tender and very frank novel set in the New Zealand lesbian scene, as part of the PRIDE FESTIVAL
Aorewa is know to many as a long-time & inspiring lecturer in the English Dept of Auckland University. Her Women Writers paper was legendary. Her novel is stunning - I've read it (Carole)
The book was launched in style by NZ-raised, London-domiciled, internationally renowned LESBIAN AUTHOR STELLA DUFFY
The shop was totally packed out, with people spilling out onto the Ponsonby pavement!
YAY! - We are thrilled to be in Metro's Best of Auckland 2012
Best Bookshop - Special Mention: The Women's Bookshop
KOBO E-BOOKS and E-READERS
YAY again! We are the Top NZ Independent Bookshop for sales of Kobo E-Readers
We now have KOBO E-BOOKS available through our ONLINE BOOKSHOP and KOBO E-READERS available in our Ponsonby Road shop.
We have a DEMO KOBO E-READER for you to play with in the shop & we can explain to you the advantages of KOBO over Kindle!
KOBO has 3 million titles available - as many, if not more, than Kindle. If you buy an e-reader from elsewhere (an electronics shop rather than a bookshop) or are using another device (I-PAD or Sony etc) then please buy YOUR FIRST KOBO E-BOOK from our online shop. We will then get a share of the revenue. After the first purchase you can buy your e-books anywhere.
These are our Faves & Raves for 2012
See a detailed list by clicking on the tool bar above.
Launch of Charlotte Grimshaw's new novel Soon
Auckland's literary scene came to the shop to celebrate the launch of this extraordinary book.
I have finished reading it - a bold, brilliant, biting satire on wealth & pretentiousness, & the present political situation in NZ. Woohoo! -Carole
Travels with my Economist: Encounters with India
We had a wonderful launch with Lisa Scott last Thursday. We ate samosas whilst Lisa read some very funny 'encounters with India' & then cut open the emabargoed JK Rowling carton.
Don't forget - we are an ONLINE BOOKSTORE as well. If you can't come in, order your books online (or by phone or email) and we will Courier Post them out to you - you'll receive them the next day.
Penguin NZ Independent Bookseller of the Year 2011.
Wooo Hooo!!! We are delighted that our hard work, good service & extensive book knowledge has been recognised in this way by such a major publisher.