Booksellers NZ Events calendar

Please find below the Booksellers NZ events calendar. This calendar features all of the booky events we have been told about, and some that we have found out about by ourselves! If you would like an event featured on this calendar, please email Sarah at, including event title, short blurb, and full information. We will also promote your events on social media as they arise.

Christmas Customer Night for The Women's Bookshop, 7 December

The Women's Bookshop Christmas Customer Night
Monday 7 December 6 – 9pm 
We would be delighted if our wonderful customers could join us for a celebratory evening, with wine, Christmas mince tarts, 10% off all purchases & complimentary gift-wrapping.
All staff will be on hand to give book guidance. Come & meet up with your friends. It’s our way of thanking you all for keeping this unique independent bookshop alive!

Escalator Press events

It’s been a busy month for Escalator Press with two launches, as well as events in Hastings, Masterton, Karori and Porirua. For November we have an equally exciting list of events coming up:
Two new novelists with a passion for art
Where: Mahara Gallery, Waikanae
When: Saturday, 7 November, 2.30pm 
Hosted by Mahara Gallery and Escalator Press, Janet Colson and Rudy Castañeda López talk about art and writing fiction, in a fascinating insight into the writing of The Shark Party and Open Your Eyes, Jackson Ryder.

True Stories Told Live during Litcrawl

Let our master storytellers entertain and inspire you at the New Zealand Book Council’s cabaret-style storytelling event, True Stories Told Live.  
Susanna Andrew, Emma Barnes, Tracy Farr, Puawai Cairns and Max Rashbrooke will share tales on the theme of waiting. 
This is unabashed storytelling, totally unscripted, where anything can happen.

Neal Stephenson is coming to Wellington, 6 November


Science-fiction writer and futurist Neal Stephenson is coming to Wellington next Friday, as part of the AnimfxNZ15 conference. For those who wish to see his keynote speech, given as both author and Chief Futurist for Magic Leap in Seattle, you can buy tickets for $39 by following these steps:

Out of the Rough, by Steve Williams


On the 2nd November Penguin Random House NZ will be releasing the much anticipated biography of Steve Williams, one of the world’s most successful caddies. Having amassed 150 wins, Williams has worked with some of the golfing world’s best, including 13 years on the bag of Tiger Woods.

Out of the Rough is a candid reflection on his years caddying for Tiger Woods, Greg Norman, Raymond Floyd, Terry Gale, Ian Baker-Finch and Adam Scott, and in it Williams shares the highs and lows of their careers, explains the critical role of a caddy and offers a rare insider’s view of the professional golfing world.
It also talks about his life and interests outside of golf including is success and passion for motor racing (he twice won the NZ Saloon Car championship), Rugby (he played for the NZ Under-15s) and the Steve Williams Foundation, which raised $1 million dollars for an oncology ward at Starship Hospital.