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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 our event newsletter: LAUNCH: An evening for those penguin lovers out there! Waddle by Lloyd Spencer Davies is a fun book to fill your hearts with penguin joy!Wednesday 6 March 2019, 5.30pm, University Bookshop, Great King Street

BOOKLAUNCH: Join us for a fun evening for the book launch of Harsu and the Werestoat by Barbara Else.
5.30pm Tuesday 16 April 2019, University Bookshop, Great King Street. Contact Sandra Noakes:  027 576 7675

BOOK STALL: Jennifer Andrewes will be talking about her book 'Parallel Lives'.
5.30pm Wednesday 17 April 2019, Dunningham Suite, Dunedin Public Library. Contact: Gemma Finlay

BOOK STALL: Part of the Wild Dunedin Festival Treasures of Tane will be read, and books may be bale to be purchased. Join the DPL for a lunchtime read!
12.15-12.45pm Tuesday 23rd April 2019. Dunedin Public Library. Contact: Suzanne Middleton,

Dunedin Writers & Readers Festival

Next festival May 2019. Occasional 'pop-up' events throughout the year.  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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