La LatinaGrace Ramirez signing La Latina in storeGrace Ramirez signing La Latina in store

A Wonderful Night with Grace Ramirez!

Grace Ramirez, author of the new cookbook La Latina, came to the shop & delighted us all. She spoke about the varied and fascinating cuisines of South America & the heated discussions about the 'best' chicken & rice dish & all of the amazing women who inspired her cooking.


NZ Bookshop Day

Jacinda Ardern reading Into the RiverSue Orr & Paula GreenAmanda Billing reading Rumi

 Alison Mau reading Greg McGeeDiane Brown reading from her collection 'Taking My Mother to the Opera'Siouxie & Eve Wiles - reading Harry Potter for the 5th time!

We had a brilliant, buzzy day, with specials on offer and a marvellous line-up of authors and celebrities sitting reading in our shop window throughout the day.

Some of them read silently, some read out loud, many chatted to the numerous customers - Michele A’Court, Jacinda Ardern and her mum, Theresa Gattung, Alison Mau, Paul Little and Wendyl Nissen, Sue Orr and Paula Green, Jaquie Brown and Bianca Zander, Diane Brown, Amanda Billing. It was a great celebration of books and reading, culminating in the 50/50 announcement at 5pm. Margaret Atwood topped the 50/50 list again. (See the entire list here.) We all had enormous fun!

Ladies Litera-Tea 2015

Once again our sell-out event had the audience enthralled but it's hard to know which was more popular the cake or the authors...

Ladies' Lit authors 2015

The authors choosing their cake.Delicious offerings at our annual Ladies Litera-Tea