• Kiwi kids can read their local cricket team to victory this summer

    The Super Smash Reading Challenge brings together two favourite Kiwi summer pastimes: cricket and reading. Read NZ Te Pou Muramura (formerly NZ Book Council) has joined forces with New Zealand Cricket’s T20 summer tournament to get kids reading more books over the holidays.The Super Smash Reading Challenge is a new interactive website. Primary and intermediate-aged children […]

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  • New Zealand Book Council’s new toolkit aims to support arts events

    A new set of free resources aims to provide event organisers with extra support. The New Zealand Book Council’s Event Support Kit offers downloadable resources including checklists, templates and strategies for event organisers. It also includes links to existing Book Council resources, such as the extensive Writers Files and an online event calendar for free listing […]

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  • Online internationals attempt to undermine NZ Bookshop Day

    Read an article by Sarah Forster in Booksellers NZ THE READ. On 25 October, Book Depository sent an email to NZ subscribers saying ‘Read The Top NZ Books of the Last Decade’. I clicked through to find our NZ Bookshop Day promotional list, bar a few titles, and a strap line saying ‘we’ve compiled a list of […]

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  • New survey shows continued drop in Kiwis reading – Annual NZ Book Council report

      442,600 adult New Zealanders didn’t read a book in the past year, according to new research out today. Books are competing with television and computer screens for our leisure time, and 45-54 year olds had the lowest percentage reading of any age group. The study also found that fewer Kiwi men are reading books. […]

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  • New Zealand Book Council launch READNZ campaign #readNZ

    ReadNZ campaign 2018 Our books matter. Our authors and their stories are world-leading. ReadNZ is a campaign to get more of us reading books written by New Zealanders. New Zealand books reflect the rich social and cultural history that has shaped us as a nation. There is a special joy in reading about ourselves, and […]

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  • Congratulations! The Winner of the 2015 NZ Bookshop Day Best Promotion is …

    Congratulations to Carole Beu and the great team at The Women’s Bookshop for winning the Best Promotion reflecting the essence of NZ Bookshop Day – “Your Place, Your Bookshop”. The judging was carried out by the entire team at Booksellers NZ.  It was a very close competition with the top contenders barely separable, as each […]

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  • NZ Book Week

    Book Week October 26 – November 1 New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc) celebrates Book Week with a grass roots campaign. Facing a second year with no NZ Book Month, the NZSA has taken the initiative and is running a grass roots campaign with the message “Read NZ Buy NZ”. NZSA Book Week […]

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