Tag: Unity Books

Seriously, you need to order your Christmas books right now

This festive season we've got some extra-fun shipping logjams to deal with.

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending June 19

Twenty books snapped up by your good selves this week.

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending May 8

The first post-lockdown bestseller lists from Unity Books.

The Unity chart for the strange week ending May 1: Abstinence and craving

The sixth and hopefully the last of our lockdown top 10s. This week, the theme is all about what we're missing or holding ourselves back from.

‘It brought tears to our eyes’: A warm-fuzzy update from Unity Books

A brief and illuminating update on how level three is treating Unity Books.

The Unity Books chart for the strange week ending April 24: Short and snappy

Week five, somehow, of these lockdown lists, compiled by the staff of Unities Auckland and Wellington. On the back of widespread reports that brains across the country have turned to custard, …

The Unity Books chart for the strange week ending 17 April: Sweetness and light

The theme of this week's lockdown Top 10 is basically 'carbs in book form'.

The Unity Books chart for the strange week ending 10 April: Other worlds

Discover some of the greatest fantasy and science fiction ever written.

‘An absolutely amazing day’: Unity Books Auckland named international bookstore of the year

A little bookshop on High Street just scooped a massive prize. We caught up with Jo McColl to celebrate.

Remembering the 80s heyday of New Zealand bookstores

Right now the country's booksellers are gasping, frantic, knackered – and still dealing politely with the rest of us at our worst. We at the Spinoff thank you for your service. Please enjoy this nostalgic hug of an essay by Catherine Robertson. 

The Friday Poem: Superman by Nick Ascroft

A new poem by Oamaru-born poet Nick Ascroft.

Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending August 9

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.

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

What’s the best way to get adults reading? Get them reading when they’re children – and there’s no better place to start than the Unity Children’s Bestseller Chart.

The Friday Poem: 1:52 by Joanna Cho

New poetry by Auckland writer Joanna Cho.

Friday Poem: ‘The bigger the burn the tougher you are’ by Hana Pera Aoake

New poetry by Lisbon-based writer Hana Pera Aoake.

World Refugee Day: Who will write the history of the Christchurch terror attack?

We’ve heard a great deal about the Kiwi response to the Christchurch terror attack but less from inside the event. Historian Ann Beaglehole considers how we support victims to ensure the history is written from their perspectives.

Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending June 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.

The Friday Poem: ‘All the way to Te Rerenga Wairua’ by Ana Iti

New poetry by Wellington poet and artist Ana Iti.

Unity Books bestseller chart for week ending May 31

The only published and available best-selling 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.

The Friday Poem: Objects 6 by Nikki-Lee Birdsey

New poetry by Piha poet Nikki-Lee Birdsey

Embracing the void: a powerhouse writer turns to self-publishing

Stephanie Johnson is an acclaimed, multi-award-winning New Zealand author, and also the co-founder of the Auckland Writers Festival. But could she get her latest novel published? Yeah, nah.

Book of the Week: A brief history of several zombies

Brannavan Gnanalingam reviews the long-awaited and outstanding novel by Marlon James, who won the Man Booker prize two years ago with A Brief History of Seven Killings.

Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending April 12

The only published and available best-selling 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.

The memoir that asks: Can I be a mother, and still be myself?

“The obliteration of self. The prioritising of others. The yearning for escape”: Holly Walker on a motherhood memoir that rings in the bones.

‘I’m a writer for fun’: Ashleigh Young on a vital new collection, More of Us

Ashleigh Young reviews More of Us, a collection of poetry written by migrants and refugees. 

Every day is record store day

Kiwi author Garth Cartwright is on the shortlist for the UK’s prestigious Penderyn Prize – the Booker of music books – and the winner is announced any minute now. His subject? A history of the British record shop.

Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending April 4

The only published and available best-selling 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.