Celebrate NZ Bookshop Day with Dorothy Butler Children's Bookshop and Leys Institute Library at Book Feast Children's Book Festival
Featuring some of New Zealand's best children's book authors and illustrators including:
● Stacy Gregg - author of the beloved Pony Club series and now two picture books about Mini
● Sally Sutton - author of fabulous picture books about big machines
(Demolition/Construction/Roadworks) and the gorgeous Mini Wings series
● Heather Haylock - author of the Award winning Granny McFlitter the Champion Knitter .
● Toby Morris - author and illustrator of picture books and the recently released graphic book
about the Treaty of Waitangi
● Giselle Clarkson -illustrator of many books including the awesome Gobbledegook anthology
by Joy Cowley. Famous for her illustration of 'Biscuits and Slices of New Zealand'
The day will be packed with bookish activities - story readings, crafts and a special book character hunt.

Come dressed as your favourite book character and win prizes!
Events will be at the Dorothy Butler Bookshop at 1 Jervois Road and the Leys Institute Library on St Mary's Road.
Register now to receive updates on the programme and to be in the draw to win a book prize pack featuring books from festival guests.
Many thanks to Waitemata Local Board for their support of this event.



Celebrate NZ Bookshop Day with music - special offer on 3 new rock bio's, plus launching our range of CD's for sale.



15% off everything in store all day!



Painting the Shop Window - from 11am author/illustrator Vasanti Unka will be painting a rainbow on the outside of our shop window (with assistance from passers-by, especially children) & we'll be promoting Who Stole the Rainbow?

Very relevant for a shop that strongly supports the Rainbow community!

Performance Poetry on the Pavement - Abby Irwin, a secondary school student who does a lot of our social media & who is a performance poet, will, with her friends, be doing spoken word poetry on a soapbox.

Four Half-Price Books for Four Hours - We have negotiated with 4 publishers to receive special discount on 4 new & exciting titles that we will sell for half price for one hour only: First title half price from 11am - 12noon; second title half price from 12noon - 1pm; third title half price from 1pm -2pm; third title half price 2pm - 3pm. These will be on a flyer that Abby & friends will give out to people down Ponsonby Road & across the road at Ponsonby Central.

Spoken Word Showcase - Join us on New Zealand Bookshop Day to listen to some of the most talented young poets in Auckland!
The Women's Bookshop

Artists to be announced soon!



Halloween at Time Out Bookstore! Surprise Booksellers! Hourly Prizes! Halloween Candy! Spooky Cookies! And return on Sunday at 5pm to meet Ghost Wall author Sarah Moss.



Please join us for a Letter to a Weta book launch celebration!

From Te Awamutu author Lee Kimber comes an engaging tale about one of our most well-known, but little understood insects ~ the remarkable Weta!

11-noon. Meet the Author. Meet the Illustrator. Get a Weta's autograph! (Just kidding.)


McLEODS, Rotorua

9-11am. We will be hosting our annual treasure hunt for ALL AGES (there's plenty for adults!) on NZ Bookshop Day, so don't miss out! First in, first served. Look for the brown paper wrapped books in their corresponding sections and take home a free book! Limit one book per person. No swaps please.

We just want to celebrate YOU, our lovely customers, and thank you for your continued support of our bookshop!

⭐️ Special Giveaway ⭐️

Thanks to @penguinbooksnz we have a SIGNED copy of Margaret Atwood’s new book ‘The Testaments’ to give away to one lucky person!

To enter, we want you to write us a letter (yes, a handwritten letter!) and drop it in store or post it to us at 1148 Pukuatua Street, Rotorua describing an anecdote about your experience with our shop!

Entries close Wednesday 13th November and the winner will be announced on the day of our 75th celebration - the 15th November!

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