29 October in the bookshop

Women in the Window

Baroness Ditzy von Karbon & Lady Lavinia Laudanum-Swoon photograph by Veronica McLaughlinJo Dixley - EmbroidererVanessa York - Perfumer

Celebrate NZ Bookshop Day with a bold bunch of creative women 'doing their thing'in our window - Textile art, perfume-making, yoga and more - - and featuring steampunk duo Baroness Ditzy von Karbon & Lady Lavinia Laudanum-Swoon. 12noon - 1pm with their garments & gadgets & corsets for you to try on!! Meet Marilyn Jessen, author of Her Space: She Sheds, Back Rooms & Kitchen Tables, the book in which many of these women appear.

WIN $500 in Book Tokens

Tell us why you love your bookshop and you could win $500 in book tokens. Come into the shop, fill in a postcard starting I love my bookshop because... go into the draw to win! Entries close midnight October 29.

NZ Bookshop Day - SPECIALS!

That Author You’ve Been Meaning to Read... eight brilliant books for only $15 each:

Bel Canto by Ann Patchett ; God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy; The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing; Lost Landscape by Joyce Carol Oates; So Much for All That by Lionel Shriver; The Mermaids Singing by Val McDermid; The Portable Veblen by Elizabeth McKenzie;  Penguin History of New Zealand by Michael King

And... Two Terrific Tales for Ten-Year-Olds for only $10 each:

Ruby Redford Look into My Eyes by Lauren Child; Under the Mountain by Maurice Gee

Specials available in the shop on NZ Bookshop Day only – Sat 29 October – while stocks last!



We've had some wonderful authors in the shop recently...

Nadia Hashimi with A House without WindowsElizabeth Hay & Patricia Kay with His Whole Life

Lindsey Dawson with Scarlet & MagentaMatt Vickers with Lecretia's Choice

Nadia Hashimi with A House without Windows; Patricia Kay (from the Women's Bookshop) & Elizabeth Hay with His Whole Life; Lindsey Dawson with Scarlet & Magenta; Matt Vickers with Lecretia's Choice.

Dick Frizzell signing for customer MichaelaMichele ACourt, Urzila Carlson and Dick Frizzell signing Cooking for ChangeHamish Keith with customer Lesley

We had a riotous night with several of the contributing chefs to Cooking 4 Change. The publishers are donating the proceeds to four NZ charities whilst The Women's Bookshop gave $5 from the sale of each book to the City Mission (one of the four charities).