The Woman’s Bookshop is celebrating New Zealand Bookshop day with a range of fabulous personalities who will sit reading in The Women’s Bookshop window at 105 Ponsonby Road all day on Saturday 31 October.

10am – Michele A’Court (comedian & author)

10.30 – Theresa Gattung (businesswoman, author & philanthropist) & Pip Greenwood (leading corporate lawyer)


11am- Jacinda Ardern (MP & member of Labour Shadow Cabinet)

11.30 – Alison Mau (broadcaster, journalist & author)

12pm – Bianca Zander (novelist) & Jaquie Brown (TV presenter & author)

12.30 – Amanda Billing (actress, star of ATC’s Lysistrata)

1pm – Dr Siouxsie Wiles (Head of the Bioluminescent Superbugs Lab at Auckland University) with her daughter Eve

1.30 – Kate De Goldi (novelist, reviewer & children’s book advocate)

2pm – Sue Orr (novelist, short story writer & reviewer) & Paula Green (poet, reviewer & creator of popular blogs NZ Poetry Box & NZ Poetry Shelf)

2.30 – Anne Kennedy (award-winning poet & novelist)

3pm – Wendyl Nissen & Paul Little (journalists, authors, publishers, & promotors of healthy products)

3.30 – Stephanie Johnson (award-winning novelist & reviewer)

4pm – Kim Evans (baker extraordinaire who has recently opened a Little & Friday down Douglas St)

4.30 – Charlotte Grimshaw (award-winning novelist & reviewer)

A champagne party will also be held at 5pm where the announcement of the 50/50 Women Writers Survey Results, along with the five winners of the Top 50 Books will be announced.