Emotional 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.
Visit our bookstall at
Sunday 12 February
Midday to 7pm at Coyle Park
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 samesamebutdifferentnz.co.nz
We'll be marching
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 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.
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.
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).