The Spinoff Review of Books

Books
Sep 21, 2018

Unity Books best-seller chart for the week ending September 21

The week's best-selling books at the Unity stores in Willis St, Wellington, and High St, Auckland.

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Books
Dec 13, 2017

The best books of 2017: the 20 best non-fiction books

A guide to the 20 very best books of non-fiction – essays, memoirs, biographies, even a cookbook and a self-help book for God's sake! – published in 2017.

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Books
Dec 8, 2017

Unity Books best-seller chart: week ending December 8

The best-selling books at the two best bookstores between the devil and the deep blue sea.

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Books
Dec 6, 2017

The second annual Spinoff Review of Books literary awards (including best dressed author)!!!

New Zealand literature! What is it, who reads it, and why does it exist? Some or none or all of these questions are about to be answered in the second annual Spinoff Review of Books literary awards!!!

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Books
Dec 1, 2017

Unity Books best-seller chart: week ending December 1

The best-selling books at the two best bookstores in the North Island.

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Books
Nov 24, 2017

Unity Books best-seller list for the week ending November 24

The best-selling books at the two best book stores north of the South Pole.

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Books
Nov 17, 2017

Unity Books best-seller chart for the week ending November 17

The best-selling books at the two best bookstores in the Southern Hemisphere.

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Books
Nov 10, 2017

Unity Books best-seller chart for the week ending November 10

The best-selling books at the best two bookstores adhering to building codes.

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Books
Nov 6, 2017

The Monday Excerpt: What do curators do all day?

Te Papa curators talk about the artworks in the national collection that make them swoon.

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Books
Nov 3, 2017

Unity Books best-seller chart for the week ending November 3

The best-selling books at the two best book stores since Neanderthals became extinct and homo sapiens continued to assert themselves as the dominant species of modern humans.

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Books
Oct 27, 2017

Unity Books best-seller chart for the week ending October 27

The best-selling books at the two best bookstores on shore.

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Books
Oct 20, 2017

Unity Books best-seller chart for Labour Weekend

The best-selling books at the best two bookstores beneath the Sun.

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Books
Oct 13, 2017

Unity Books best-seller chart for the week ending October 13

The best-selling books at the two best bookstores in Aotearoa.

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Books
Oct 6, 2017

Unity Books best-seller chart for the week ending October 6

The best-selling books at the single best bookstore in New Zealand.

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Books
Sep 29, 2017

Unity Books best-seller chart for the week ending September 29

The best-selling books at the two best book stores above ground.

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Books
Sep 22, 2017

Unity Books best-seller chart for the week ending September 22

The best-selling books at the two best bookstores for people who like reading books.

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Books
Sep 15, 2017

Unity Books best-seller chart for the week ending September 15

The best-selling books at the two best bookstores in New Zealand's two most populous residential centres.

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Books
Sep 12, 2017

We cross live to the campaign trail (in 1935)

The Spinoff Review of Books salutes the unbylined New Zealand Herald correspondent who filed this fantastically arse-licking report from the election campaign trail on November 7, 1935.

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Books
Sep 8, 2017

Unity Books best-seller chart for the week ending September 8

The best-selling books at the two best bookstores on land.

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Books
Sep 1, 2017

The Unity Books best-seller chart for the week ending September 1

The best-selling books at the two best bookstores known to science.

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Books
Aug 28, 2017

A brief history of the New Zealand teenager

What does adolescence look like in New Zealand?

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Books
Aug 25, 2017

Unity Books best-seller chart for the week ending August 25

The best-selling books at the two best bookstores in creation.

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Books
Aug 18, 2017

Unity Books best-seller chart for the week ending August 18

The best-selling books at the two best bookstores before God.

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Books
Aug 14, 2017

Books about Teina Pora, Mark Lundy and martyred Dunedin priests feature in Kiwi crime writing awards

Exclusive: a book by Steve Braunias, a memoir by the woman who was left for dead by Tony Dixon, and a former TV reporter's investigation into the wrongful conviction of Teina Pora all feature in the shortlist for this year's crime writing awards.

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Books
Aug 11, 2017

Unity Books best-seller chart for the week ending August 11

The best-selling books at the two best bookstores in Auckland and Wellington.

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Books
Aug 4, 2017

The Unity Books best-seller chart for the week ending August 4

The best-selling books at the two best bookstores you ever did see.

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Books
Aug 3, 2017

Scientific proof that the ugliest book cover of all time is actually good

The results of a new poll show that the cover of the Cazador cookbook is not "shit".

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