Big Gay Out


At our bookstall Carole was thrilled to turn around and receive a hug from none-other than our PM - Jacinda Ardern!

We had a great day selling books and celebrating with the crowd at this wonderful family-friendly event.

Ladies' Litera-Tea 2019

Ladies' Litera-Tea 2019

Ladies' Litera-Tea 2019

We had a beautiful sunny afternoon for our Ladies' Litera-Tea. Our 13 authors were each uniquely wonderful and attendees are saying it was the best year ever! We laughed, we pondered, we ate until bursting. Thanks to all the authors, booksellers, tea-makers and audience. It was a wonderful, wonderful afternoon.


Moth Hour Launch

It was an honour to launch Anne Kennedy's
Moth Hour at The Women's Bookshop

with a eloquent intoduction from Michele Leggott (our inaugural Poet Laureate)
and beautiful, poignant readings from Anne Kennedy.

Our 30th Birthday Party

Women's Bookshop 30th Birthday

Women's Bookshop 30th Birthday

We had a wonderful literary concert
at the ASB Waterfront Theatre to celebrate our 30th Birthday.

There was laughter, cheers and much love. Thank you to our wonderful authors, colleagues in the book trade and magnificent customers.

Fabulous Book Launch for WomanKind


It was a full house for the launch of WomanKind: NZ Women Making a Difference. It opened with a karakia from Hineomoa Elder, continued with a short speech from the Margie Thomson, who interviewed and wrote about the featured women, and ended with a cheer.


Book of Knowing by Gwendoline Smith - Book Launch

Book Launch with Gwendoline Smith (AKA Doctor Know)

& The Book of Knowing - a little book about big feelings




The bookshop stayed open until 10pm & partied with the crowd!

Ponsonby Road Festival


Ponsonby Road Festival



Carole has received an MNZM for Services to the Literary Industry, in our 30th Birthday year! Here we are celebrating with the book trade.

The book trade celebrates Carole Beu's New Year's HonourThe book trade celebrates Carole Beu's New Year's Honour