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Sat 31 Oct 2015, 10:00am–5:00pm

Where: The Women's Bookshop, 105 Ponsonby Rd, Ponsonby, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Listed by: cheriee79

Celebrate New Zealand Bookshop Day

Prizes, personalities & parties in The Women’s Bookshop!

An amazing line-up of wonderful people will sit reading in The Women’s Bookshop window at 105 Ponsonby Road all day on Saturday 31 October!

10am - Michele A’Court (comedian & author)

10.30 - Theresa Gattung (businesswoman, author & philanthropist) & Pip Greenwood (leading corporate lawyer)

11am- Jacinda Ardern (MP & member of Labour Shadow Cabinet)

11.30 – Alison Mau (broadcaster, journalist & author)

12pm – Bianca Zander (novelist) & Jaquie Brown (TV presenter & author)

12.30 – Amanda Billing (actress, star of ATC’s Lysistrata)

1pm – Dr Siouxsie Wiles (Head of the Bioluminescent Superbugs Lab at Auckland University) with her daughter Eve

1.30 – Kate De Goldi (novelist, reviewer & children’s book advocate)

2pm - Sue Orr (novelist, short story writer & reviewer) & Paula Green (poet, reviewer & creator of popular blogs NZ Poetry Box & NZ Poetry Shelf)

2.30 - Anne Kennedy (award-winning poet & novelist)

3pm – Wendyl Nissen & Paul Little (journalists, authors, publishers, & promotors of healthy products)

3.30 – Stephanie Johnson (award-winning novelist & reviewer)

4pm – Kim Evans (baker extraordinaire who has recently opened a Little & Friday down Douglas St)

4.30 - Charlotte Grimshaw (award-winning novelist & reviewer)

Discover a Brilliant Book You May Have Missed – for only $13!!

Purchase any or all of the following five books for just $13 each (while stocks last), in person at The Women’s Bookshop, on NZ Bookshop Day, Saturday 31 October:

The Thing Around Your Neck – astonishing short stories by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (usually $30, only $13 on NZ Bookshop Day)

People of the Book – Geraldine Brooks’ most popular novel (usually $27, only $13 on NZ Bookshop Day)

A Place of Greater Safety – If you loved Wolf Hall, try this engrossing earlier novel by Hilary Mantel (usually $32, only $13 on NZ Bookshop Day)

The Shipping News – Did you always mean to read this famous novel by Annie Proulx? (usually $25, only $13 on NZ Bookshop Day)

The Claimant – extraordinary new novel from the brilliant Janette Turner Hospital (usually $35, only $13 on NZ Bookshop Day)

PLUS – 50 FREE copies of We Should All Be Feminists based on the famous Ted Talk by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will be given away in the bookshop to the first 50 customers of the day!

Champagne Party 5pm!!
Come to The Women’s Bookshop at 5pm for a glass of champagne & the announcement of the 50/50 Women Writers Survey Results, along with the five winners of the Top 50 Books. All welcome!

Colouring Competition
Be in to win a book prize pack & $500 Booksellers Tokens!

Pick up a free colouring sheet from The Women’s Bookshop (or download it from & bring it back completed to the bookshop by 5pm on NZ Bookshop Day (Sat 31 Oct).

Our winner will receive a book prize pack & will go forward to the National Competition ($500 tokens) judged by Jo Pearson, author/illustrator of All Good: A New Zealand Colouring Book.

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