The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending July 31

Within: A Donald Trump origin story, rats, the New Conservatives, and some absolutely stinging takedowns.

Rugby, rape and the rest of us: Sprigs is a surefooted novel about heavy subjects

A novel about the ripples of rape culture, and how willing we are to do nothing.

On the internet, freedom for some never means freedom for all

Kathy Errington introduces a conversation with Anjum Rahman on online harm, an extract from the upcoming BWB text Shouting Zeroes and Ones.

Breaking verse: There is a new editor of the Friday Poem

A chat with departing Friday Poem editor Ashleigh Young and incoming Friday Poem editor Chris Tse.

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The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending July 24

A big week for anti-racism, Judith Collins, and Donald Trump.

The man who looked the apocalypse in the face – and laughed

Mark O'Connell confronts his climate change anxieties and goes deep on prepper culture, even flying to Aotearoa to eyeball Peter Thiel's supposed bolthole in Queenstown.

Going deep with Going West: An audio taonga for book-lovers arrives online

The oldest independent literary festival in Aotearoa is putting its massive back-catalogue online. Going West’s producer James Littlewood explains why – and what's next.

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending July 17

Dismantling racism continues to dominate your to-read piles this week.

What it’s like to be raided by armed police for cannabis

An extract from the new book Weed: A New Zealand Story, by James Borrowdale. 

Meros is dead. Long live Murdoch

I had a damned good time, says the satirist formerly known as Richard Meros.

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending July 10

The books that kept you warm through this cruelly cold week.

The Friday Poem: Mermaids by Jordan Hamel

A new poem by Jordan Hamel.

‘I got the distinct feeling that something was moving in there’: A body horror tale

During its larval stage, the putzi fly likes to snuggle in under your skin and send up a little breathing snorkel.

Review: Lil O’Brien’s Not That I’d Kiss a Girl is a hazy mirror of a memoir

Lil O’Brien’s memoir Not That I’d Kiss A Girl is valuable, but unclear, story of the author’s struggle with her own acceptance, writes Sam Brooks.