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Christmas lights twinkle for booksellers

Jenna Todd told TV3 that Time Out Books was up 7.5 percent for the year, and 12 percent over Christmas, their ‘best ever’; Unity Wellington’s Tilly Lloyd ‘broke all sales records’ for the December month, reported Lindsay Shelton at Scoop. Milford’s The Booklover was up 12 percent for Christmas and Dear Reader in Grey Lynn up 9 percent.

Selling books at the speed of wind at Auckland and Dunedin Writers festivals

One is the new kid on the block – the Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival, held May 6 – 11. The other, Auckland Writers Festival, will host book lovers for the fourteenth time from May 14 – 18. But bright, inventive and appealing author events and programmes are something both Festivals share. 

University Book Shop Otago

“UBS Otago - my favourite bookshop as a student,” mused Booksellers web editor Emma McCleary when this store profile was planned.

“They used to run a permanent sale room upstairs but I don't know if they still do? That was a student's dream!”