Explore our section devoted to readers and writers - recommended reading, literary prizes, literary events, new titles, and more.
- Best of 2018 - books, movies, TV, and music picks
- Best books for kids and teens 2018
- Best New Zealand book covers 2018
- Most popular in 2018
Check out our recommended reading and most borrowed items for each year.
Find out what's new and interesting at the library, and in the world of books and reading.
Genre guide - Fantasy fiction
Recommended reading lists for a range of Fantasy fiction sub-genres as well as other Fantasy resources.
Genre guide - Horror fiction
Recommended reading lists for a range of horror fiction sub-genres as well as other horror resources.
Our team of staff pickles are here to bring you recommendations with flavour. We will be sharing booklists, book reviews, and blog posts - all about the books, movies, TV, and music we love.
Explore the award-winning books of the year — everything from history to poetry, science fiction to New Zealand literature.
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Recommended books and authors in different styles and genres: great for exploring the world of books.
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Reports and interviews from literary events.
- WORD Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival, and events
- Auckland Writers Festival
- Literary events