Twitter loves books

Here’s a list of book trade people and book lovers using Twitter; our list is primarily focused on New Zealand. You can also find this as a Twitter list.

To be added to our list either email us at or tweet us and let us know we’ve forgotten you.

Booksellers New Zealand – the membership organisation for booksellers in New Zealand


Arty Bees – Wellington second-hand bookshop
Blenheim Bookworld – independent bookseller in Blenheim, South Island
Children’s Bookshop (Kilbirnie)
Cook the Books – Auckland bookstore specialising in food books
Dallas McCallum from Paper Plus Hawera
Don Hollander – owner of Book Haven in Newtown, Wellington
Fang Books – online bookstore specialising in paranormal romance and urban fantasy
Hamish Wright – owns Wrights Books in Cambridge
Leila who worked at the Dorothy Butler Children’s Bookshop – a YA fan
Matt Bialostocki – bookseller at Unity Books Wellington
Mighty Ape – online New Zealand bookstore
Page & Blackmore, Nelson
Time Out Bookstore, Auckland
The Women’s Bookshop, Auckland
Unity Books Auckland
Unity Books Wellington
University Bookshop Auckland
Village Bookshop Matakana

Auckland University Press
Awa Press

Bridget Williams Books
Fergus Barrowman – publisher at Victoria University Press
Gecko Press
Kevin Chapman – Upstart Press and Distributors
Luncheon Sausage Books
Mary Egan
Makaro Press
New Holland – publisher of illustrated non-fiction
Otago University Press
Penguin Random House NZ
Rosa Mira Books – publisher of ebooks
Scholastic – the American arm of the publisher
Scholastic NZ
The Realm – Hachette NZ Science Fiction
Text Publishing
Upstart Press Ltd
Victoria University Press
Walker Books – representing their New Zealand and Australia activities
Whitireia Publishing

Writers, poets, illustrators 
Annabel Langbein – New Zealand chef and author
Anna Forsyth – Poet, convenor of Girls on Key
Antony Millen – author
Ben Sanders – Crime fiction writer
Bianca Zander – author of The Girl Below, The Predictions
Catherine Haines – Part-time writer of YA  & comics
Chris Bell – writer and editor
Dylan Horrocks – cartoonist
Eamonn Marra – comedian, writer
Elizabeth Heritage – publicist, writer, editor 
Emily Perkins
Evie Kemp
Helen Heath – poet
Helen Lehndorf poet and events person for Palmerston North City Library
Helen Lowe – Spec fic writer
Helen Rickerby – poet
Jane Arthur – Poet, Editor of The Sapling
Jill Dawson
Jo Seagar – New Zealand chef and author
Johanna Knox – author of The Flytrap Snaps
Lindsey Dawson
Lynn Jenner – super poet
Karen Healey – author of Young Adult books
Kate Camp – award-winning poet
Kirsten McDougall – author, publicist for VUP
Mary McCallum – author, Makaro Press publisher
Maureen Crisp – author
Nalini Singh – paranormal romance writer: New Zealander who is crazy famous in the US
Nicky Pellegrino – novelist
Paul Shannon – author of Davey Darling (2006) and The Totem Hole (2007)
Paula Green – poet, book reviewer
Paula Morris – novelist, creative writing tutor, ANZL editor
Pip Adam –
poet, fiction author
Rachael King – author of The Sound of Butterflies, Magpie Hall and Red Rocks (2o12)
Rebecca Priestley – awesome non-fiction author
Roger Langridge – Cartoonist, comic book writer and illustrator
Sarah Laing – writer of Coming Up Roses and Dead People’s Music and illustrator
Sarah Jane Barnett – poet with a PhD
Sophie Fern
Sue Orr
Sue Ransom
Susan Pearce
Tim Wilson – writer of
Their Faces Were Shining
Tom Rennie – Editor at BWB Books
Tina Makereti – author of  Once Upon a Time in Aotearoa

Bookish people/reviewers/bookshop workers/ publicists and the like
Alex Hedley – Editor, writer, photographer, publishing professional
– book blogger
Donna Robertson – Christchurch librarian
Gemma Finlay – publicity person for Hachette but this is all her, nothing official
Gillian Torckler – also author, researcher, scientist
Guy Somerset – book afficionado, ex-books editor of The Listener
Graham Beattie – book blogger
Helen Speirs – books editor, ODT
Keri Trim
Kimaya McIntosh – book blogger and publishing student
Libraries and Learning
Lighthouse PR
Linda Hall – Books editor at Hawke’s Bay Today newspaper
Liz Gillett
Kathryn Carmody – NZ Book Council Education Programmes Manager
Mark Broatch – Listener books & culture editor
Mark Cubey – Director of the NZ Writers & Readers Festival, Wellington
Martin Taylor – digital stuff
Stephanie Soper – Marketing & Communications Manager at NZ Book Council
Tammy Ruffell – champion of sci-fi books and HarperCollins book rep

Well Read Kitty – book blogger
Zac McCallum – Christchurch librarian and avid promoter of children and young adults books

Book organisations, groups, establishments and clubs
Books on the Bus NZ – Auckland public transport book network
Copyright Licensing Ltd
Creative Commons
Creative NZ
Frankfurt Book Fair – the biggest book fair in the world
International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML)
NZ Book Month – every March
New Zealand Poetry Society
New Zealand Post – sponsors of the New Zealand Post Book Awards and New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards
NZ Book Council
The Sapling NZ – online magazine about children’s literature

Christchurch City Libraries
Grey Lynn Library
Hamilton Libraries
Invercargill City Library
Mt. Roskill Library
Palmerston North City Library
Tararua Library
University of Otago Library


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