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.

Stage adaptation of Sarkies' novel Demolition of the Century returns home to Circa

Performed by Duncan Sarkies and Joe Blossom
Produced by Show Pony
Circa Theatre, Jan 31 – Feb 21 2015
1 Taranaki St, Wellington
$35 Full / $28 Conc / $20 Under 25s & Industry / $12 children. Family pass (2 adults, 2 children) $80
Bookings: 04 801 7992,

Barbara Ewing on tour

‘Ewing is an accomplished storyteller who puts the pleasure of her readers first.’ Independent

Author of the Gruffalo Julia Donaldson In Wellington

Macmillan Publishers, Scholastic NZ, and The Children's Bookshop in Kilbirnie invite children and the young at heart tojoin Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and other beloved children's books, for a very special concert. 
St Peter's on Willis, 211 Willis St, Te Aro, Wellington Thursday 12 February 2015 11:00am – 12:00pm.
Julia will speak, read and sing from her wide range of children's books. A special treat for Gruffalo fans everywhere!

Launch of Hello Girls and Boys!, by David Veart

Did you know that young Aucklanders established the largest Meccano club in the world? Devonport writer David Veart has just released his latest book Hello Girls & Boys!  It tells the delightful story of New Zealanders and their toys, from kites to Buzzy Bees and Tonka Toys.
This is the first major book on toys in New Zealand. 

Talking about Tangata Whenua: An Illustrated History, with Atholl Anderson and Aroha Harris

Saturday 15 November, 2pm
Auditorium, Auckland War Memorial Museum

Stellar writers spin true stories at LitCrawl event in Wellington

Writers Nicky Hager, Mandy Hager, Phillip Mann, Lotta Dann, Danyl Mclauchlan and Paul Diamond are the stellar line-up at the New Zealand Book Council’s True Stories Told Live event on 15 November in Wellington.
Presented in partnership with LitCrawl, True Stories Told Live puts a modern spin on the ancient art of storytelling. It will be an evening of unabashed storytelling, totally unscripted, where anything can happen.

Festival of Transitional Architecture presents ‘The Future Will Be Live’ this Labour Weekend in Christchurch

A glowing city made of jelly, a virtual performance in an ambient architectural space, water calligraphy workshops and a live, large-scale elevated city with a digital dimension are just some of diverse range of ‘live’ future scenarios open to people of all ages at this year’s Festival of Transitional Architecture (FESTA).

John Kirwan on tour this October

The father of three teenagers, and an advocate for depression awareness, Sir John Kirwan is on tour this October to talk about the content of his new book, Stand By Me: Helping your teen through tough times.
Honest, enlightening and impossible to ignore, JK's new book is a powerful tool for parents, teachers and other care givers who're helping teens tackle mental health issues.