Come discuss satire and the McGillicuddy Serious Party and buy the fabulous and newly published book of party manifestos with:
* Laird McGillicuddy Graeme Cairns (former Leader)
* Metiria Turei (former Auckland candidate)
* Mark Servian (former Party President)
Saturday May 4, 3pm.
This month at our literary extravaganza, readings from:
* Vivienne Plumb, poet, fiction writer, dramatist
* Tim Heath of the Almost Dead Poets’ Society
* Eric Soakai, Performance Artist
* Leva Kusari, Young poet
* Daniel Goodwin, Writer/performer
* Beth Alexander, Actor/Gardener/ sometimes Poet
Sunday April 14, 3pm.
Come along to our monthly cultural extravaganza and find out some secrets.
With talks and performances by:
* Caren Wilton (oral historian, writer, editor and author of My Body, my business
* Deborah Shepard (biographer, latest book The Writing Life)
* Alex Taylor (musician)
Plus Q&A, snacks and even a glass of wine. IKR!
Saturday 9 March, 3pm
What does ambition mean to you?
This amazing new book looks at ambition and what it means to be a New Zealander. It examines the way we formulate and share our dreams and plans with each other, and looks at how ambition might be connected with business, our personal lives, and our national identity.
Pre-order your signed copy here and pick it up on the day or get it shipped to your door:
Friday March 8, 6pm
Come join us for our first literary extravaganza of 2019!
This month, readings by creative writing students at the University of Auckland.
With readings by Karen Holdom, Anuja Mitra, Danny Lam, Hebe Kearney, Richard Pamatatau, Anna Woods, Tom Romeo, Sarah Ell, Carolyn Cossey, Joshua Hetherington.
Sunday February 24, 3pm.
Come visit this wonderful bookstore as part of the inaugural Ponsonby Road Festival.
We will have fabulous poet and handmade book creator David Merritt making and selling his fabulous creations. Plus secondhand books, coffee, music and good times. What more could a person desire?
Saturday 16 February, 10am to 5pm
Come take a wander around the shelves, snag some Christmas gifts, and enjoy a seat in the backyard out of the bustle.
We will have poet David Merritt making his incredible chap books, candy floss, and the return of the fabulous book tree to keep you company.
Saturday December 8, 10am to 5pm
At our literary extravaganza this month, a visit from award-winning Austrian writer Linda Stift. Plus music and poetry. There is nothing not to love.
* Linda Stift (writer)
* Anna Livesey (poet)
* Gracie Francis (piano)
* Bernice Austin (soprano)
* Alexander James (baritone)
Sunday 25 November, 3pm.
Sparkling literary times with recipients of the Sir James Wallace scholarships for Masters of Creative Writing at the University of Auckland.
With readings by Rosetta Allan, Cybonn Ang, Simon Comber, Meagan France, Angelique Kasmara, Rachel O'Connor, Tom Romeo, and Josie Shapiro.
Free entry, plus snacks, chit-chat, and even a glass of wine. Truly we are blessed.
Sunday October 7, 3pm.
Celebrate National Poetry Day with Geometry and The Open Book.
Come along to hear the winner and the Judge's selection from submissions to our poetry competition.
Includes work by Paula Harris, Aimee-Jane Anderson-O’Connor, Madeleine Ballard, Kim Fulton, Amanda Hunt, Jilly O’Brien, Wes Lee, Isabelle McNeur, and Ruby Porter
Saturday August 25, 3pm
Join us for poetry and prose readers by contributors to the latest issue of Geometry, the new literary magazine.
* Jamie de Jong (prose writer/poet)
* Gina Cole (writer)
* Bryan Walpert (poet)
* Piet Nieuwland (writer)
* Paula Morris (writer)
Sunday 29 July, 3pm.
Come join us for poetry and printmaking. At 3pm talks from:
* Jo Giddens (printmaker, wordsmith)
* Ya-Wen Ho 賀雅雯 (poet, publisher)
* Makyla Curtis (poet, compositor)
Join us from 12:30pm for printmaking yourself. Click through to find out how to book.
Plus: come do some letterpress printing yourself from 12:30pm. Book a time here, or just turn up.
Exhibition now in store every day 10am to 5pm until June 20.
Come join us for the debut exhibition by New Zealand based photographer Nick Marsh (UK). Shot in and around Central Auckland, this collection explores the discord between real and imagined narratives that street photography offers.
Part of the Auckland Festival of Photography.
Launch: 5pm, Wednesday 30 May.
Exhibition: Every day, 10am to 5pm from May 30 to June 20
Come talk about censorship and celebrate doing what someone thinks you shouldn't. With talks by writers Ted Dawe (author of a recently banned book) and Graeme Lay, librarian Kim Tairi, and legal scholar Melanie Brebner. Your MC is Megan Nicol Reed.
Presented as part of Book Night 2018.
Tuesday May 22, 6pm.
Two Halves Make a Whole is a piece of participative performance art, a creative investigation into how tech facilitates connection, between people, between ideas, across space and across time.
Come along. You will love it. Bring your favourite book.
Saturday May 19, 1pm
The New Zealand Institute of Economic Research invites you to join us at the Open Book for the launch of the new book, Better Lives, and a discussion with the authors Julie Fry and Peter Wilson.
Friday, April 13 at 6:30pm