UNESCO City of Literature
Did you know Dunedin has UNESCO City of Literature status? This designation recognises the breadth of literary heritage and also contemporary contribution to the city’s vibrant celebration and recognition of the written and spoken word.
University Book Shop is thrilled to support the City of Literature by providing an office for Director, Nicky Page. We promote this wonderful status in many of our events and promotions.
Dunedin Writers & Readers Festival
This bi-annual literary festival is growing a reputation for excellent guests against the wonderful and friendly backdrop of the city’s heritage architecture.
Previous guests included the prolific and much-loved Alexander McCall Smith, Man Booker winner Eleanor Catton, and Costa Award winner Helen Macdonald. The Festival’s Story-time Train to Port Chalmers was another highlight.
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Centre for the Book
Centre for the Book runs a series of exhibitions and lectures throughout the year. Everyone involved is welcoming and convivial. The collections curated and displayed in the De Beer Gallery at the Central Library, University of Otago are well worth a visit.
The Centre for the Book is hosted at the University of Otago and aligned with the Printer in Residence at the University Library. It creates opportunities related to books at the University of Otago.