Guess who’s coming to Christchurch? David Walliams, David Mitchell, Helen Macdonald, Xinran, Steve Braunias, Nick Davies.

Ōtautahi you are in for a right treat. WORD Christchurch - in association with the Auckland Writers Festival - is bringing six top authors to town for its Autumn Season 13 to 17 May. For some top whānau fun, head along to David Walliams (Thursday 14 May 6pm). He will be reading from Awful Auntie…
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Short and sweet

Short stories are delicious. Like chocolates in a box, you pick one that looks good and indulge in a bite-sized treat. I was recently stuck at Auckland Airport and lifted the lid on a copy of Stone Mattress, nine tales from the ingenious mind of Margaret Atwood. I must admit I found these stories rather…
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Squeaky clean reading?

Today I stumbled upon an app that I can quite safely say I will never use. Clean Reader can instantly sanitize any of the books in its store to make them squeaky clean and free of profanity. Occasionally we get a customer who does feel that a book contains too much bad language. I have…
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Join the Big Library Read

All Christchurch City Library members can borrow and read the autobiography eBook of Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard by Laura Bates, starting on Tuesday, March 17 and concluding on April 1. This is the true-life tale of Shakespeare professor and prison volunteer Laura Bates as she teaches about the playwright in…
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Young Adult books for kids

Are you a great reader? Have you started to outgrow the kids section in your library? Look no further, because here are some suggestions of great books in the young adult section that won't upset your parents too much. Horror Do you like doll-eating girls and girl-eating cinema screens? If you answered yes, or if…
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