2014 – 2018 Goodbye and thank you for joining us on the NZ Book Festival Journey

I want to say a thank you to all our NZBF followers, Writers, Authors, Readers and the NZBF committee members.

It’s been a wonderful journey for the festival, growing from an idea I had five years ago after publishing my own children’s story. However, as with all stories there is always a final chapter and the final words. It’s time for me to look forward to a fresh new story, new adventures and more time with my family. So with this in mind the NZ Book Festival fb page and website will be closing down. I’ll be sending out one more newsletter to our contacts.

Thanks again for coming along with me on this journey. I wish you all the sucessess in the world wherever your path takes you.

God Bless,
Louise de Varga


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 hot foot 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.

What’s on at the NZ Book Festival 2018


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 2018. There will be a range of businesses specialising in independent publishing services on hand to answer your questions and plenty of networking opportunities.


Writers and businesses register here to book your exhibitor stand for 2018

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. We look forward to meeting you at the 2018 event.

Meet Award Winning New Zealand Authors

Dee Pignegy, Darian Smith & Stu Duval to name drop a couple. There’s authors for readers, and publishers for writers. Oh, and there’s coffee, hot food, desserts, and cool drinks for those who are undecided.

Kids’Zone Activities

Once upon a time there was a fairy who loved to paint. Her name was Fairy Jane. She was the most colourful and sparkly fairy you ever saw. Her wings shone like rainbows, even on wet and windy days. Everybody loved her because she was always happy. Fairy Jane had paint brushes of every size. There were fat ones as thick as tree trunks. Frilly bristled ones that looked like ballerinas’ tutus. Some that could paint five different colours at once, and others no bigger than a caterpillar’s tooth.

2019 Expressions of Interest Welcome

We are accepting expressions of interest for exhibitor stands at the 2019 NZ Book Festival to be held on the 19th October 2019. It will be held at the Mt Eden War Memorial Hall from 10am – 4pm. Please email the organiser:

Please note stands can’t be guaranteed until bookings are open, however preference will be given to those who register their interest for a particular stand. Registering your interest does not commit you in any way to taking a stand at the 2019 event.