The Spinoff Review of Books

Books
Jul 31, 2021
An old-timey photograph of a girl wearing a headband and lacey dress, lying in a dreamy meadow of daisies, reading a book. Bluebird sky.

The Unity Books children's bestseller chart for the month of July

Are you or are you not down with the kids?

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Books
Jul 30, 2021
Amazing photo of a boy reading on a bench, with a big dog beside him and on the other side of the dog, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending July 30

What did you add to the to-read pile last week?

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Books
Jul 26, 2021
A book of poems, Goddess Muscle, wrapped in a design of hibiscus and palm leaves, on a fuschia background

Goddesses respond to Karlo Mila's book of poems, Goddess Muscle

Six short and loving reviews of a landmark work.

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Jul 23, 2021
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Jul 16, 2021

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending July 16

This week: a mystery wrapped in a top 10 list.

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Books
Jul 9, 2021

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending July 9

The to-read list continues to grow exponentially.

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Books
Jul 3, 2021
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Jul 2, 2021

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending July 2

The books that sold like hotcakes (mmm, hotcakes) this week.

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Books
Jun 25, 2021

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending June 25

The books that tickled your fancy this week.

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Books
Jun 18, 2021

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending 18 June

All the good stuff you snaffled this week.

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Books
Jun 11, 2021
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Jun 4, 2021

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending June 4

The books you bought ahead of the long weekend.

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Books
May 29, 2021

The Unity Books children’s bestseller chart for the month of May

At least two of these books are certified Not Just For Kids.

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May 28, 2021
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May 21, 2021
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May 14, 2021

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending May 14

The only published and available best-selling indie book chart in New Zealand is the top 10 sales list recorded every week at Unity Books’ stores in High St, Auckland, and Willis St, Wellington.

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Books
May 12, 2021

Surprise! Airini Beautrais has won the Acorn, and other big news from the Ockham book awards

Our books and poetry editors react to the biggest night in the New Zealand literary calendar.

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Books
May 10, 2021

Drop everything, there’s a new poem by Hera Lindsay Bird

Video | Introducing the new and improved Do Not Go Gentle.

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May 7, 2021
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May 3, 2021
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May 1, 2021

The Unity Books children’s bestseller chart for the month of April

What got the kids through the autumn school hols?

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Books
Apr 30, 2021

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending April 30

What you were buying two weeks out from the book awards.

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Apr 28, 2021
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Apr 23, 2021

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending April 23

What you added to the to-read pile this week.

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Books
Apr 19, 2021

Poetry season: Introducing a series of original poems on film

Poetry set to film, on West Coast beaches.

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Books
Apr 16, 2021

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