Elizabeth Smither - Poetry Launch 

Elizabeth Smither - Night Horse

Night HorseLinda Cassells







We were delighted to have Elizabeth Smither in the bookshop launching Night Horse, her newest collection.

Night Horse is a quirky, whimsical observation of the world.  In Smither's long career as one of NZ’s leading poets, her work has been described as candid, playful, witty, tender, enchanting, sometimes surreal, & often very funny.

Emma Farry - Beloved

We were thrilled to launch Beloved at the bookshop. Emma Farry, the author, is a writer, photographer, entrepreneur and mother, and this book is the is an antidote to these crazy, accelerated and uncertain times. At the launch we heard beautiful songs, speeches and karakia. 

Monique Rhodes, an internationally acclaimed singer, songwriter and producer, performed a moving song she had written. Emma’s cousin Eva, who hails from Beirut sang beautifully in Arabic and French inspired by the words of St Francis of Assisi. Emma’s nieces recited beautiful blessings in Te Reo. 

Thanks to Nikita Brown Photo for the photographs.


A great crowd gathered for our Menstruation Matters event on Tuesday evening 13 June - and donated lots of pads and tampons (see the basket below). Special thanks to Zoe James, Denise Roche from the Green Party, Michele A'Court and the other wonderful speakers.

Here are some links from Deryn Cooper for people interested in environmentally friendly products: