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Book Launches
Author Events
Literary Events

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 - at present a valid My Vaccine Pass is required to enter the bookshop, we'll advise about other venues as needed.
An RSVP isn't necessary to attend launches, 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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Thursday 10 February 2022

Stephanie Parkyn, the Coromandel Peninsula-based author of new book 'The Freedom of Birds' and previous books 'Into the World' and 'Josephine's Garden' (all published by Allen and Unwin) will talk about her new historical novel, and share her historical research and images of her travels. Read more about the books on the links below...
WHEN: 6pm, Thursday 10 February 2022
WHERE: 4th Floor, City Library, Moray Place
FREE! Please note: A valid My Vaccine Pass is required to enter the Library
Books will be available to purchase on the night, or click here for 'The Freedom of Birds', here for 'Josephine's Garden'

Dunedin Writers & Readers Festival

The next Festival is due to be held in 2023.
Visit to sign up for the e-newsletter to keep informed about the Festival and any occasional 'pop-up' events throughout the year. 

Publishers / Authors

University Book Shop is 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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