Doctors in Denial launch - lower image Clare Matheson and Ron JonesEmotional Book Launch for 
Doctors in Denial at AUT

We were honoured to be the booksellers at the launch for Doctors in Denial by Professor Ronald Jones at AUT on 13 Feb. It was an emotional evening & included a formal apology from the president of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Clare Matheson, who Ron Jones said had 'championed the cause of the forgotten woman' was at the launch to hear the apology. Her response to the crowd following Ian Page’s statement was "after all these years, to have that official recognition was one of the most moving moments of my life. A genuine apology is a very meaningful thing and it can allay certain grievous emotions and things, so it must do good.

Read the news articles in Stuff and in RNZ

Big Gay OutVisit our bookstall at

Big Gay Out

Sunday 12 February

Midday to 7pm at Coyle Park


Samesame but DifferentSameSame but Different

17-18 February at AUT University campus

A celebration of Aotearoa New Zealand's top LGBTQI writing talent. Our very own Carole Beu will be hosting the Gala Event on Friday night featuring local & international authors.

Pick up a programme from the bookshop or go to


 Pride ParadeWe'll be marching

in the

Pride Parade

Ponsonby Road - 25 February at 7.30pm

The Women's Bookshop & friends will be marching down Ponsonby Road. It will be a fun evening so come and cheer us on!





 For some great summer reading check out our summer reading guide

A Round Up of 2016

Ladies Litera-Tea 2016

Ladies' Litera-Tea was a great success - above is our line-up of wonderful women writers L to R: Kerrin Sharpe, Yael Shochat, Marilyn Jessen, Emma Neale, Carole Beu, Catherine Chidgey, Lindsey Dawson, Ashleigh Young, Paula Green, Helene Wong, Gina Cole, and Urzila Carlson (not pictured Janice Marriott).


We have been honoured to host some amazing authors and wonderful books.

Simonne Butler with Louise NicholasLaunch of Double-Edged SwordLaurence Fearnley signing The Quiet Spectacular

Julie Helean with We the OnesHelen McNeil with Carole Beu

Nadia Hashimi with A House without WindowsElizabeth Hay & Patricia Kay with His Whole Life

Lindsey Dawson with Scarlet & MagentaMatt Vickers with Lecretia's Choice

From Top L to R: Simonne Butler with Louise Nicholas; Launch of Double-Edge Sword; Laurence Fearnley signing A Quiet Spectacular; Julie Helean with We the Ones; Helen McNeil launching A Striking Truth; Nadia Hashimi with A House without Windows; Patricia Kay (from the Women's Bookshop) & Elizabeth Hay with His Whole Life; Lindsey Dawson with Scarlet & Magenta; Matt Vickers with Lecretia's Choice.

Dick Frizzell signing for customer MichaelaMichele ACourt, Urzila Carlson and Dick Frizzell signing Cooking for ChangeHamish Keith with customer Lesley

We had a riotous night with several of the contributing chefs to Cooking 4 Change. The publishers are donating the proceeds to four NZ charities whilst The Women's Bookshop gave $5 from the sale of each book to the City Mission (one of the four charities).