The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending October 9

Who knew Chelsea Winter had such a vicious streak?

The impossible kindness of Stan Walker

His gripping memoir deserves a content warning for just about every trauma you can think of.

Post-lockdown, city-dwellers treasure our urban green spaces more than ever

Environmental historian Dr Catherine Knight argues for more nature in the places where most New Zealanders live – our towns and cities. 

Light, air, water: A celebration of Māori poetry in lockdown

The poetry which pulled essa may ranapiri through a traumatic year.

Books Archive

The Unity children’s bestseller chart for the month of September

Come for the very bad dog pun, stay for the very good news about Mophead.

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending October 2

A refreshing list featuring absolutely no politics. Not even Trump.

Old stories exhumed: Ted Dawe on schools and bullies, and truth

In his novels, Ted Dawe keeps returning to the way school cultures can curdle – and what that means for the young people they are meant to nurture.

How to make a mandala

A charming extract from the best activity book we've come across, ever.

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending September 25

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.

The Friday Poem: Shark and Leg by James McNaughton

A new poem from novelist and poet James McNaughton.

Suet pastries and free-range hens: Paul Little on writing The Covid Chronicles

Determined to write New Zealand's first Covid book, Paul Little chronicled the lives of more than 20 New Zealanders under lockdown as rural domesticity took over his own. 

JK Rowling and the damage done

Another day, another bout of transphobia from JK Rowling. It's long past time for us to listen, instead, to actual experts.

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending September 18

Featuring two splendidly complicated cookbooks, the new Elena Ferrante, and a mushroom obsessive.

The Friday Poem: Elegy for God’s Own Country by Emer Lyons

A new poem from Dunedin poet Emer Lyons.