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Book Launches
Author Events
Literary Events
Slam Poetry

We regularly host book launches and author events both at the bookshop and elsewhere. We also host live poetry readings, play and book readings, and Slam Poetry!

Who can attend?

Everyone is welcome to attend these informal and enjoyable gatherings. An RSVP isn't necessary to attend, but is helpful for catering purposes.
We can inform you about literary events we are hosting. Simply email us:

Upcoming Events

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BOOKSTALL: Don't miss your chance to hear from the man who created the gritty and compelling Jack Reacher series, which has sold over one hundred million copies worldwide! Tickets from 
Author talk with Lee Child, Saturday 24 November 2018 6pm start, Glenroy Auditorium. 
Contact: Claire Finlayson, DWRF Louise Crisp, Penguin Random House  

BOOK LAUNCH: Get ready for an evening of Filming the Colonial Past: The New Zealand Wars on Screen by Annabel Cooper. 
Friday 30 November 2018, University Bookshop, Great King Street. Contact Victor, and/or

BOOK LAUNCH: Join us for an evening about one of New Zealand's most colourful and persuasive politicians.  Slippery Jim or Patriotic Statesman? James Macandrew of Otago by R.J. Bunce. 
Tuesday 4 December 2018, University Bookshop, Great King Street. Contact Victor, and/or for booking and more information. 

Dunedin Writers & Readers Festival

Next festival May 2019. Occasional 'pop-up' events throughout 2018.  Visit or email

Function Venue

You can hire the Bookshop for your launch, fundraiser, or meeting with a point of difference.

Outside of our opening hours the shop can seat 30-40 people theatre-style, or accommodate 100 people (approx.) standing.

Publishers / Authors

University Book Shop can host your event or book launch, and help with book sales and/or the promotion of your event held offsite. Please email for further information.

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