The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending April 23

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

The Friday Poem: Maggie Cheung’s blue cheongsam, by Nina Mingya Powles

A poem from Nina Mingya Powles' Ockham-shortlisted collection Magnolia 木蘭.

The Australian Poem: Uncovered, by Omar Sakr

Australia Week: A poem by Sydney poet Omar Sakr. To mark the opening of the trans-Tasman bubble, The Spinoff is casting an eye across the ditch all week – read our …

Poetry season: Introducing a series of original poems on film

Poetry set to film, on West Coast beaches.

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The Friday Poem: And before that we were stars, by Mohamed Hassan

A poem from Mohamed Hassan's Ockham-shortlisted collection National Anthem.

Ben can read

He was another little boy deciding books weren't for him. And then, he wasn't.

Systems control: Introducing a new way of thinking about the climate crisis

What if the apocalypse never comes – or if it comes, but nothing really changes?

Brian Turner and the open space

Ardent disciple of mountain, valley, river and sky, Brian Turner is one of New Zealand's most celebrated poets. Michelle Langstone meets him at his central Otago home.

The Unity Books bestseller list for the week ending April 9

The rock star books you bought this week.

The Friday Poem: Ode to Mons Pubis, by Claudia Jardine

A new poem from Ōtautahi-based poet Claudia Jardine.

The painstaking work of restoring a painting stolen at gunpoint

The fascinating, satisfying work of righting a terrible wrong.

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

A month of buzzy YA and beautiful picture books.

The Friday Poem: Metaphor is exhausting, by Eliana Gray

A new poem from Ōtepoti-based poet Eliana Gray. Metaphor is exhausting I saw these lemons on the internet Sparkling bright mould blooming made from beads How quaint, I thought To take something disgusting and make it beautiful So …

The Unity Books bestseller list for the week ending April 2

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.