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


Baileys Prize for Women's Fiction

Baileys Womens' Prize for Fiction

How exciting - the short list has been announced. Six stunning authors with six stupendous books.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Americanah
Hannah Kent – Burial Rites
Jhumpa Lahiri – The Lowland
Audrey Magee – The Undertaking
Eimear McBride – A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing
Donna Tartt – The Goldfinch


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.