Recent News & Events


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.

For more session info visit http://manawatuwritersfestival.co.nz/

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.