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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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BOOK LAUNCH: To the Occupant by Emma Neale
Thursday 13 June 2019, 5.30pm, University Bookshop - Great King Street. Contact Victor:

BOOK LAUNCH: I Would Dangle the Moon, Midnight Sun by Amber Moffat
Wednesday 19 June 2019, 5.30pm, University Bookshop - Great King Street. Contact: Amber -

EVENT CANCELLED! Smart Mothering by Natalie Flynn
Friday 21 June 2019, 5.30pm, 4th floor, City Library.
Due to unforseen circumstances we regret that this event has been cancelled.

BOOK STALL: Join the author of No Friends But the Mountains: Writings from Manus Prison by Behrouz Boochani. Boochani will be skyping in to talk with Neil Vallelly and his translator Omid Tofighian.
There will also be poetry readings from Lynley Edmeades, Rhian Gallagher, Emma Neale and Fiona Farrell.
Sunday 23 June 2019, Time TBC, City Library - 4th Floor. Contact: Neil Vallelly - Kay Mercer - or 4743419

Dunedin Writers & Readers Festival

Festival for May 2019 is on now! Come in store for details or visit or email There is an amazing line up of writers, books and workshops. Event runs from Thursday 9 May to Sunday 12 May. If you do miss out, there are occasional 'pop-up' events throughout the year. 

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 are happy to discuss 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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