Baileys Prize Shortlist

AND... The 2015 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist is:

Rachel Cusk – Outline

Laline Paull – The Bees

Kamila Shamsie – A God in Every Stone

Ali Smith – How To Be Both

Anne Tyler – A Spool of Blue Thread

Sarah Waters – The Paying Guests


Auckland Writers Festival

Woo Hoo - The Auckland Writers Festival Programmes are now in the shop. Come & pick up a copy now


Family Portraits

Book Launch - Family Portraits - A PRIDE FESTIVAL EVENT

Sam Orchard has created a first-of-it's-kind in New Zealand comic series that celebrates our lives, our diversity and our selves. Family Portraits tells the stories of a group of unique individuals and explores the awesomeness of their sexual orientation and / or gender identities. 

The ChimesAnna SmaillBook Launch
- The Chimes

A stunning literary debut, published in London, by 34-year-old New Zealand poet and violinist Anna Smaill, The Chimes is a startlingly original work that combines unique prose with incredible imagination.

"The Chimes is a remarkable debut. It's inventive, beautifully written, and completely absorbing. I highly recommend it." - Kevin Powers, author of The Yellow Birds



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Barbara Ewing - Author Event 

It was a privilege to hear Barbara Ewing read from her work The Petticoat Men. Being an actor she read brilliantly! It was wonderful to hear the voices of the novel.

The Petticoat Men - based on the astonishing true story of two real Victorian legends, men who dressed as women. Ewing has researched extensively to tell her story & unearthed a fascinating political connection! The Times said it is 'Terrific'.


Metro Best of AucklandWoo Hoo!

We are one of the Best Bookshops in Metro's Best of Auckland 2014





Ladies' Litera-Tea 2014

We laughed, we listened, we learnt, we ate cake (lots of cake)... A wonderful, wonderful day, thanks to the authors, the tea team and Anna our photographer.

Ladies Litera-Tea Cake

Ladies Litera-Tea authors

Ladies Litera-TeaLadies Litera-Tea Bookstall

The Book Show

The final episode of The Book Show 2014 has screened. Carole reviews short stories by Rose Tremain, Margaret Atwood and Hilary Mantel and talks to Peter Wells about his latest book. Graham Beattie discusses Maori Boy with Witi Ihimaera. View it here.