Recent News & Events


June 21, 2017

Book Launch: Single Dad’s Guide To The Galaxy


Thursday July 13 from 5.30pm.

Roger shares the lessons he's learned from years as a solo dad.

June 6, 2017

Book Launch – Evolution Now


Thursday June 22 from 6:00pm.

Join us for the launch of Distinguished Professor David Penny's new book, Evolution Now.

May 29, 2017

Manawatu International Jazz Festival


Join us on Queen's Birthday weekend for live music in-store!

From 2.00-5.00pm Saturday and 11.00-1.00pm Sunday.

May 17, 2017

NZ Book Awards Winners Announced


The Wish Child wins the 2017 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards Fiction Prize.

May 1, 2017

An Evening With Nicky Hager


Join us for an opportunity to talk to Nicky about the controversy surrounding his work.

April 5, 2017

International speaker: Professor Michael Neiberg


Michael Neiberg is professor of history in the Department of National Security and Strategy at the US Army War College.

April 5, 2017

Returning Home: Sequoia Schmidt’s Adventure Book Tour of NZ


Join Sequoia in Journey of Heart, this inspiring autobiographical adventure of her courageous trek.

March 27, 2017

Finalists Announced


Four of the country’s most respected novelists are in the running for New Zealand’s richest fiction writing prize.

October 20, 2016

Launch of ‘Balls, Bullets & Boots’


On the 11th of November, 6-7pm at the Convention Centre.

August 24, 2016

Launch of ‘To The Summit – Getting out of a wheelchair and to the Himalayas’


A frank, insightful and compelling account of climbing with multiple sclerosis.

May 29, 2016

International Jazz Festival – Queen’s Birthday Weekend


Saturday 4th
11:30 to 1:00 - Theme
2:00 to 5:00 - Gracious Deviants
Sunday 5th
3:00 to 5:00 - Gracious Deviants

May 2, 2016

Nicholas Fargues & Thom Conroy – Public Talk


Nicholas Fargues & Thom Conroy -
come and meet two authors from different countries.

May 2, 2016

‘The Salted Air’


Local, best-selling author of 'The Naturalist', Thom Conroy's second novel is out in June.

April 17, 2016

‘Gladys’ Tops Bestsellers List


Glyn Harper's latest picture book, 'Gladys Goes To War' has topped the New Zealand Bestsellers list two weeks in a row.

November 4, 2015

Book Launch: Exposed by John Wareham


Join us for the launch of "Exposed: How a lost boy bucked the system and found his voice" by John Wareham.

July 25, 2015

Aceh Revives – Celebrating 10 Years of Tsunami Recovery in Aceh


6.00pm, 31st July 2015 / Bruce McKenzie Booksellers

May 15, 2015

48th Manawatu Jazz Festival – The Gracious Deviants


Join us in-store for a live jazz performance by The Gracious Deviants as part of the 48th Manawatu Jazz Festival.

May 7, 2015

Witi Ihimaera to Address ‘State of NZ Literature’ at Festival


The New Zealand Book Council has chosen the 2015 Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival for its annual address.

May 7, 2015

Off The Page – Poetry Panel


Off The Page Poetry Panel, featuring Robert Sullivan, Lisa Samuels and Sarah Jane Barnett. From 5.45pm, Friday 22nd May

April 28, 2015

Book Launch – Born For Life: A Midwife’s Story


Join us for the Launch of Born For Life: A Midwife's Story.

February 8, 2015

H is for Hawk Wins Costa Book of the Year Award


H is for Hawk, Helen MacDonald's account of working through bereavement, has won the Costa Book Award.

December 31, 2014

Knighthood for Peter Williams QC in New Year Honours


Peter Williams, QC, has been made a Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit

November 25, 2014

‘Alice, What Have You Done!’ Book Launch


Napier, 1915: Alice May Parkinson shoots and kills her lover. Her trial and its aftermath cause nationwide controversy.

October 1, 2014

Winner of the Booker Prize For Fiction announced


The winner for the 2014 Man Booker Prize for Fiction has been announced.

August 6, 2014

Worldwide Browsing


If you’re reading this online, you’re very likely to be reading this on Bruce McKenzie Booksellers’ brand new website.