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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

Keep checking or sign up to be on our event newsletter:

BOOKLAUNCH: 3-5pm, Sunday 23 April, Mercy Parish Centre, St Patrick's South Dunedin, 32 Macandrew Road.  Windows on a Women's World

EVENING EVENT: Hit and Run: A Conversation with Nicky Hager, 7-8.30pm Thursday 27 April, Otago Museum. Buy tickets here

SLAM POETRY: Free poetry slam hosted on the first Thursday of every month here at the book shop. Next is Thursday May 4th 7pm-8.30pm. Hosted by the Dunedin Slam Collective

ALUMNI, BOOKS, CONVERSATION GROUP: Talking Homo Deus with Prof. Mark Henaghan, 6.30pm for 7pm start; Tuesday 16 May, University Book Shop. Email to attend

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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