Recent News & Events

April 9, 2021

Living with the Climate Crisis

Panel discussion with Tom Doig, Teanau Tuiono, Maia Inhoe, Ingrid Horrocks and Aroha Spinks.

March 5, 2021

Off the Page: An Evening with Mikaela Nyman

Massey University Visiting Artist discusses her novel Sado.

January 29, 2021

2021 Ockham Awards Longlist

March 9, 2020

Book Launch: Free To Be Children

Monday, 16 March 2020, 5:30pm – 7:00pm, Central Library.

February 16, 2020

Book Launch: New Transgender Blockbusters

Join us WEDNESDAY MARCH 4 for the launch of Oscar Upperton's debut poetry collection.

February 7, 2020

2020 Ockham Longlist

November 17, 2019

Still Lives – Author Discussion

6.00pm Wednesday 27 November at Bruce McKenzie Booksellers.

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November 15, 2019

Women Mean Business – Author Discussion

6.00pm Thursday 21 November at Bruce McKenzie Booksellers.

November 15, 2019

The Home Front – Book Launch

5.30pm Wednesday 20 November - Palmerston North City Library.

November 10, 2019

Three Kiwi Tales – Book Launch

Friday, November 15.

November 10, 2019

The Dog and the Mog Go Camping – Book Launch

Wednesday, November 13.

July 30, 2019

Nailing Down the Saint with author Craig Cliff

We would love for you to join us in celebrating the release of Craig Cliff's new novel, Nailing Down the Saint.

April 30, 2019

Off the Page: Nicola Legat in Conversation with Pip Desmond

Massey University Press publisher Nicola Legat in conversation with 2019 Visiting Artist, writer Pip Desmond.

November 22, 2018

Book Launch: Verve, 60 Years of the Art of Bruce Rennie

Celebrating the works of the late Bruce Rennie.

November 22, 2018

Book Launch: Setting the Tone from the Top

Co-authored with Dr Melinda Muth, the book has a strong message for directors and senior managers.

September 21, 2018

Fiona Kidman and Tina Makereti

Friday 28 September:

Ground-breaking Fiction with Dame Fiona Kidman and Tina Makereti, chaired by Thom Conroy.

September 7, 2018

A Bookseller’s Perspective on Readers’ Trends and Selling Books

Part of the Manawatu Writers' Festival 2018.

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July 25, 2018

Book Launch Wednesday 29th August: Wildbore – A Photographic Legacy

Knight explores the world of Pohangina Valley farmer Charles E. Wildbore through his remarkable photographs.

July 25, 2018

Book Launch Sunday 12th August: Driving for Music – The Orchestral Memoir

Records the funny and unexpected aspects of orchestral life.

July 18, 2018

Off the Page: An Evening with Mandy Hager

Mandy Hager is the author of the acclaimed novel Heloise, and the newly released Ash Arising.

June 29, 2018

An evening with Renee

"I was born in Napier of Friday, 19 July 1929, and the world went into a deep depression. Then Napier fell down..."

May 31, 2018

Live Music in the Store!

Join Bruce McKenzie Booksellers for the International Jazz Festival 2018.

May 21, 2018

Off the Page: North Meets South

Panel with Lynley Edmeades and Louise Wallace, chaired by Tim Upperton.

April 18, 2018

Off the Page: New North Island Poetry

Open mic at 6pm, followed by refreshments. Main event 7pm.

March 28, 2018

21st Birthday Celebration Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our birthday draws.

March 6, 2018

Ockham NZ Book Awards Winners Announced!

These are the best New Zealand books of 2017!

February 26, 2018

Off the Page – Tuai: A Traveller in Two Worlds

A discussion with Tuai: A Traveller in Two Worlds co-author Alison Jones.

February 26, 2018

Off the Page – Fair Borders?

Panel discussion with editor David Hall and contributors Andrew Chen and Arama Rata.

November 30, 2017

Ockham NZ Book Awards Longlist

November 25, 2017

Book Launch: Oriental Parade

October 19, 2017

NZ Bookshop Day with Kate De Goldi and Susan Paris

Come and celebrate New Zealand Bookshop Day!

September 10, 2017

Baillie Gifford Prize Longlist Announced

The UK's most prestigious non-fiction prize.

August 10, 2017

Book Launch: Home

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.