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Hall 3 Stand A24 - outside the The Chef's Demonstration Kitchen.

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 Origin of the SpeciesJungle Book

We love these illustrated book benches that are popping up all around London. There are 50 in all - go to 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.


The Bright Side of My Condition by Charlotte Randall

The Last Days of the National Costume by Anne Kennedy

The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

Max Gate by Damien Wilkins


Gathering Evidence by Caolinn Highes

Heartland by Michele Leggott

Us, Then by Vincent O'Sullivan

Horse with Hat by Marty Smith

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 Programme planning has begun - watch this space.


Eimear McBrideBaileys 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.




Writers Festival

The Festival was AMAZING!

Tanya Gribben with Landscape with a Solitary FigureThere 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 HomesA 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.

Anne Kennedy, Alexa Johnston, Carole Beu, Sue Orr, Sarah LaingColin Pinfold (Penguin), Rachel Cooper (Random) Marthie Markstein (Random) Michele Hyland, Carole Beu, Margaret Thompson (Penguin), Suzie Maddock (Hachette)

Great book trade gathering for The Women’s Bookshop 25th birthday held at Ponsonby CentralWiti Ihimaera and Carole Beu

Anne O'Brien (AWF), Christine O'Brien (AUP), Carole Beu, Ka Meechan, Karen Ferns (Random)Graham Beattie, Carole Beu, Glynn Lorrigan, Jilleen Cole




Carole Beu with Alison Bechdel 

Alison Bechdel






 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.