Email digest: Monday 17 December 2012

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Shop local – it’s good for you
If you want your books in time for Christmas shop local

Time Out are spreading the word of shopping local and independent with their new paper bags!

Work wanted
Ashleigh Young has just published a book of poems and for some reason, still needs a job

Book news
The first guests have been announced for the 2013 Auckland Writers & Readers Festival

If you want to buy Tokens online from us for Christmas then you’ve got until noon on Friday

NZ Book Month – get onto it now
Only 4 days left to apply for assistance to stage your very own NZ Book Month event in March 2013. Applying is easy! 

Stuck for Christmas gift ideas? Tweet @BookSanta and the let the HCP elves help find a book for you!

If you wanted your work (must have been published 2012) considered for Best NZ Poems, you need to move very fast!

If you like, join our summer reading group on Good Reads

Helen Lowe has three copies of A Memory of Light to give away to Aust/NZ readers (courtesy of Hachette) 

On our website this week we’re giving away a signed copy of JK Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy 

Book Reviews
My Dad’s a Dragon Catcher by Tanya Batt, illustrated by Helen Bacon

Bookiemonster’s Book Watch for the New Zealand Herald on Sunday, 16 December 2010

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