A celebration of 25 years of The Women’s Bookshop

Womens BookshopThe Women’s Bookshop celebrated 25 years of business, with a big party at Ponsonby Central, on Monday evening. With their innovative events such as the Ladies Litera-tea, and plenty of Booksellers’ Industry Awards for their great service and knowledgeable staff, these guys have certainly been an important part of the book world in Auckland for the past 25 years.

If you haven’t yet been in to congratulate them, pop in between 6pm and 8pm on Thursday and Friday nights all April, and get a free glass of wine so you can help them celebrate!

Speeches at the Womens Bookshop party

Great book trade gathering for The Women’s Bookshop 25th birthday held at Ponsonby Central (photo: Anna Comrie-Thomson)

Colin Pinfold (Penguin), Rachel Cooper (Random), Marthie Markstein (Random) Michele Hyland, Carole Beu, Margaret Thompson (Penguin), Suzie Maddock (Hachette)

Colin Pinfold (Penguin), Rachel Cooper (Random), Marthie Markstein (Random) Michele Hyland, Carole Beu, Margaret Thompson (Penguin), Suzie Maddock (Hachette) (photo: Anna Comrie-Thomson)

Witi Ihimaera, Carole Beu

Witi Ihimaera and Carole Beu (photo: Anna Comrie-Thomson)

 

Anne Kennedy, Alexa Johnston, Carole Beu, Sue Orr, Sarah Laing

Authors Anne Kennedy, Alexa Johnston, Sue Orr, and Sarah Laing, with owner Carole Beu (Photo: Anna Comrie-Thomson)

Anne O Brien Christine O'Brien Carole Beu, Ka Meechan, Karen Ferns

Anne O’Brien (Auckland Writers Festival), Christine O’Brien (Auckland University Press), Carole Beu, Ka Meechan, Karen Ferns (Random House) (photo: Anna Comrie-Thomson)

 

All photos were taken by, and are copyright Anna Comrie-Thomson.

– Sarah Forster

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