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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:

BOOK LAUNCH: Philip Temple's Shadbolt Biography (David Ling). 5.30pm 17 October 2018, University Bookshop. Join us to celebrare the launch of Life as a Novel, a biography by Phillip Temple of Maurice Shadbolt, one of New Zealand's most well-known and controversial writers. RSVP to Bronwyn:

EVENT: An evening about The Invading Sea by Neville Peat. 
5.30pm, Wednesday 17 October, Dunningham Suite, City Library
You are warmly invited to join the launch celebrations for The Invading Sea: Coastal Hazards and Climate Change in Aotearoa New Zealand by Neville Peat. To be launched by Emeritus Professor Sir Alan Mark, followed by a presentation by Neville.  

BOOK LAUNCH: Join us for Remembering a Place I've Never Been by Heather Bauchop. 5.30pm 30 October 2018, University Bookshop, Great King Street.
Join us to celebrate the launch of Remembering a Place I've Never Been, a first collection of poems by Dunedin writer and historian Heather Bauchop. RSVP to: Bronwyn

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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