Meet New Zealand authors and discover new books to read at the NZ Book Festival 2017
If you love books, The NZ Book Festival is one of the top FREE Auckland events not to be missed! Meet New Zealand authors and discover new books to read or buy for yourself or for someone else as a Christmas gift.
Entry to this family-friendly annual event is FREE, offering something for everyone, including good coffee and tasty treats to keep your energy up while you browse the selection of books for sale.
Readers discover new books to read
Readers can expect a great selection of authors with new books to read across a wide range of genres. Choose from mystery, fantasy, chick lit, historical romance and crime, as well as non-fiction and general fiction.
Discounts, competitions, activities, food and REAL coffee – there’s plenty to see and do for all ages! Be sure to check out what’s happening this year in the Kids Zone and other event favourites at the NZ Book Festival.
The go-to event for New Zealand authors
Independent New Zealand authors and emerging writers have plenty to look forward to at the NZ Book Festival 2017. There will be a range of businesses specialising in independent publishing services on hand to answer your questions and plenty of networking opportunities. Be sure to check out our Gala Night for Writers, which will kick off the Book Festival the night before.
In 2015 it was called the NZ Independent Book Festival and held again on the North Shore.
The 2016 event secured its place as the NZ Book Festival in the calendars of readers and writers. Ninety exhibitors from as far away as Dunedin celebrated being a published indie author or an indie publisher at the Mt Eden War Memorial Hall on Dominion Road. The professional stands and books on offer showcased the very best creative New Zealand indie writers have to offer. Visitor numbers exceeded both the 2014 and 2015 festivals.
The NZ Book Festival brings writers and readers together to share their love of literature.
Gala Night speakers
Get ready for a great night out everyone.
In 2017 the exclusive member only GALA NIGHT will be special.
Apart from all the usual advantages of getting together the night before a big festival – including meeting new people, enjoying your favourite tipple (alcoholic or otherwise), talking your head off about yourself or learning more about your neighbour – there is the VIBE. (Very Important Book Exuberance)
Kids Zone activities
Arrrr Me Hearties! Tis I, Pirate Jane travelling o’er many an ocean to take anchor in this beauty land of KidsZone. Ok, I cannot tell a lie I’m actually just pretending to be a pirate!! ‘What ho!’ you may ask, ‘then who are you?’… Well actually my real name is Fairy Jane and I do love travelling but usually flutter through vast forests and over many lands. My favorite thing to do is paint faces and dress up as a pirate and I look forward to meeting you all at the book festival this year!
NZ Book Festival writer’s competition
The NZ Book Festival has a new writing competition for unpublished authors with a book project underway. The winner will have their manuscript professionally edited and designed and 200 copies printed through the competition sponsors, in a prize pack valued at over $3,000.
Follow the link below for competition details and how to enter.