Category Archives: Events

vicbooks’ Facebook Thing. With Prizes. Many Prizes.

We’re merging our cafe and bookshop Facebook pages. It’s a streamlining thing; a commingling, a joining of forces, almost an absorption. We want our books to share the joy of the brew, the demitasse, some joe. Think of it as … Continue reading

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Cancelled Event – The Search for Anne Perry book launch is cancelled.

Unfortunately the Wellington book launch for The Search for Anne Perry has been cancelled. The word just came through from the publisher – we’re very sorry if you were planning to go , as it would have been a wonderful … Continue reading

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Me vs. Poetry (in two parts): National Poetry Day

Me vs. Poetry I I always reckoned that, if it came down to it, I could totally take poetry out. I mean, seriously, as much as one can respect poetry’s mind, poise and philosophies, it has to be observed that it wears glasses … Continue reading

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Things to See & Do – Visits and Competitions

Events: Christopher Paolini visiting Wellington June 28th Teenage writer Christopher Paolini, whose dragon series – Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr and Inheritance – took the fantasy world by storm, will be speaking at an evening event in Wellington on Thursday, June 28th. … Continue reading

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Médecins Sans Frontières – Book Launch and Panel Discussion

Here in Wellington we are lucky to have Fabrice Weissman, Director of the Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders) Foundation in Paris, here to launch a book, of which he is one of the editors – ‘Humanitarian negotiations Revealed: The … Continue reading

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Alexa Johnston Event – What’s for Pudding?

The very method and means Alexa Johnston uses to compile her books on baking, not to mention her rambunctious personality, make her a fascinating person to listen to. Her new book – What’s for Pudding? – collects together dessert recipes … Continue reading

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A Writing Masterclass with John Marsden

John Marsden, the writer of the masterful Tomorrow When the War Began series, is holding a writing masterclass at the Wellington City Library this Saturday (the 13th) from 10am to 12pm. The Children’s Bookshop in Kilbirnie is the organising force … Continue reading

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Bloomsday 2011

Bloomsday, celebrated annually on June 16th, is a huge act of devotion to James Joyce’s novel, Ulysses, as well as the Dublin peregrinations of its main character, Leopold Bloom. The date corresponds with the events in that most classic of … Continue reading

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vicbooks’ Monster May Sale

Our annual sale starts on Wednesday the 18th and runs through to Friday the 20th of May. It’s a collection of rummageable gems, academic gap fillers and children’s delights. We’re putting it in the foyer of the Memorial Theatre in … Continue reading

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Japanese Earthquake Charity eBook

On the 18th of March a blogger and tweeter in Japan started something quite remarkable. He wanted to generate some financial and moral aid for those devastated by the recent earthquake (see his original post here). The idea was to … Continue reading

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