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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:

BOOK LAUNCH: Moon in a Bowl of Water by Michael Harlow
Thursday 14 February 2019 5.30pm, University Bookshop, Great King Street. Contact Bronwyn in store or, as limited seating is available.

BOOK LAUNCH: Past Caring: Women, Work and Emotion by Barbara Brookes, Jane McCabe and Angela Wanhalla, leading historians on women's issues in New Zealand. Barbara Brookes is also well known for her book A history of New Zealand Women.
Thursday 21 February 2019, 5.30pm, University Bookshop, Great King Street. Contact Victor,

IN-STORE DEMONSTRATION: Join us for a few hours from 10am-2pm Starting from 18 February 2019. Otago Embroiderers' Guild will be showing off their talent and offering children's classes too.
University Bookshop, Great King Street. Flyers and membership forms will be available. Contact: Sue Lucas | 021 902 448 for more details. 

BOOK STALL: A talk with Kathryn Mannix, author of With the End in Mind: How to Live and Die Well.
Monday 4 March 2019, venue TBC. Contact Sandra Noakes 09 443 8954/027 576 7675

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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