Book launch | SKY HIGH Jean Batten's Incredible Flying Adventure
Aug
4
6:00 pm18:00

Book launch | SKY HIGH Jean Batten's Incredible Flying Adventure

  • Ekor Book Shop & Cafe

Join us for an evening celebrating the life of New Zealand's own record-breaking aviatrix, Jean Batten, known around the world for her heroic solo flights during the 1930s.

Ekor Book Shop Cafe will be joined by local illustrator Phoebe Morris to launch 'Sky High | Jean Batten's Incredible Flying Adventures', the latest picture book biography from the award winning creators of 'First to the Top' and 'Speed King'.

Drinks and nibbles provided
Speeches at 6.40
Live music by La Bête from 7


Humours: poets & chocolate Public · Hosted by The Chocolate Bar and Lōemis
Jun
19
6:00 pm18:00

Humours: poets & chocolate Public · Hosted by The Chocolate Bar and Lōemis

  • Ekor Bookshop & Cafe

The taste of poetry, the sound of chocolate and the sense of books. We’ve matched medieval humours with contemporary New Zealand poets and some of the best chocolate you’ll find, ever.

Join us at Ekor Bookshop for a multi-sensual, medieval-medicine-inspiredpoetry reading and chocolate tasting.

Featuring: Nick Ascroft, Hannah Mettner, Louise Wallace, and Freya Daly Sadgrove.

Chocolate curated and introduced by Luke Owen Smith (The Chocolate Bar).

Chocolate (and poetry) included in ticket price.

The Launch of Obsession by Elspeth Sandys
Mar
10
12:00 pm12:00

The Launch of Obsession by Elspeth Sandys

  • Ekor Bookshop & Cafe

Upstart Press & Ekor Bookshop & Cafe are thrilled to invite you to come and celebrate Obsession, the new book from Elspeth Sandys.

Obsession is a literary mystery tale, the story of an obsessive love affair, and the repercussions long after the affair has ended. The two people at the heart of the story are writers. The third person in the triangle is a celebrated poet of Dalmatian extraction. It recreates the era in an atmosphere charged with New Zealand’s 1980s culture, set on an island where the dense bush forms a metaphor for the difficulties of a struggling writer striving to raise her head above the dominating reputation of her lover.

Enjoy wine and nibbles with one of New Zealand's most treasured authors, Elspeth Sandys and hear from the wonderful Jane Westaway who will be launching this brilliant new novel.

Launched at Ekor Bookshop & Cafe 6-7.30pm on the 9th of March.

ALL WELCOME.

Rants in the Dark in the day - Meet some mums and see the book!
Mar
6
8:00 am08:00

Rants in the Dark in the day - Meet some mums and see the book!

  • Owhiro Bay Kindergarten

"I promised I'd do a super kid friendly event and here it is. Please come along and have a wine and let the kids run wild and I will be there to read something from the book and you can buy the book and get it signed if you like and we will all cackle and be wine mums and coo over each other's babies and eat chocolate and it'll be wonderful x" - Emily Writes

Ekor is thrilled to be the bookseller at this fantastic event!

See you at Owhiro Bay Kindergarten on the 5th March

2pm - 4pm

 

 

Ghosts of Gondwana launch with George & Keena Gibbs
Feb
24
12:00 pm12:00

Ghosts of Gondwana launch with George & Keena Gibbs

GHOSTS OF GONDWANA - The History of Life in New Zealand Fully Revised Edition
by George Gibbs

It has been 10 years since the first edition was issued - Ghosts of Gondwana is full of exciting new discoveries to bring it up to date.

Join us to celebrate this beautiful new edition with wine and nibbles.

Ekor Bookshop & Cafe
17b College Street
6pm

All welcome - See you at Ekor!

The Launch of Spores Don't Even Breathe
Dec
9
12:00 pm12:00

The Launch of Spores Don't Even Breathe

  • Ekor Bookshop & Cafe

New Zealand author Douglas Parker will talk about how he wrote the first draft in thirty days based on the "No plot, no worries" approach. Hardcopies available for purchase and signing.

Come & celebrate Rachel McAlpine's Fixing Mrs Philpott!
Nov
25
12:00 pm12:00

Come & celebrate Rachel McAlpine's Fixing Mrs Philpott!

  • Ekor Bookshop & Cafe Ltd

You are invited to Celebrate Rachel’s new novel
& raise a glass to Mrs Philpott!!

Starring the one and only Sunny Amey
(who could easily fix Mrs. P.)
and possibly Mrs Philpott herself

Odd little Mrs Philpott, 70, flees a shattered city and
a husband in denial. When the earthquakes start, she
is forced to reconstruct her sanity, her marriage, and
her identity. From friends old and new, she receives
a torrent of advice—the good, the bad, and the
raunchy. A novel for Christmas and summer.

Join us on the 24th November at 6pm at
Ekor Bookshop & Cafe Ltd to celebrate
Rachel's new novel - All welcome!! 

A little about the wonderful author Rachel McAlpine !!
Rachel McAlpine is the successful author of four other novels—The Limits of Green, Running Away From Home, Farewell Speech (all Penguin NZ), and Humming (Hazard)—several plays including Driftwood and The Stationary Sixth Form Poetry Trip, various books of poems, and many works of non-fiction including The Passionate Pen and Real Writing. Rachel recently edited Shaky Places, a song cycle of New Zealand poems. Born in Fairlie, educated chiefly in Christchurch, Rachel now lives in Wellington.

Lit Crawl 2016: Tots
Nov
13
12:00 pm12:00

Lit Crawl 2016: Tots

  • Ekor Bookshop & Cafe

The children are the future. But meanwhile their parents are turning puke into literary gold. Featuring Emily Writes (Mama Said), Toby Morris (Pencilsword, The Wireless) and Brannavan Gnanalingam (author of A Briefcase, Two Pies and a Penthouse, and new father).

6pm 12th November 2016

NZ BOOKSHOP DAY X EKOR BOOKSHOP & CAFE
Oct
30
2:00 am02:00

NZ BOOKSHOP DAY X EKOR BOOKSHOP & CAFE

Join us on the 29th of October for NZ Bookshop Day at Ekor Bookshop & Cafe!

Ekor's cafe is having Swedish delights made specially by French Cancan, the Ekorians and Ekor will be dressed in everything Swedish, every Scandinavian book Niki can get her hands on (with some great books in their original languages thanks to Gecko Press & the NZ Swedish Association) will be taking over Ekor's book shop & cafe. We even have our resident Swedish barista Lars Bringzen there to make you the best coffee in town! Come and experience a little Scandinavian magic for NZ Bookshop Day at Ekor Bookshop and Cafe!

A talk by Joan Druett about the The Notorious Captain Hayes.
Aug
26
10:00 am10:00

A talk by Joan Druett about the The Notorious Captain Hayes.

Join us for a wonderful evening talk by leading maritime historian and award-winning author, Joan Druett as she focuses her telescope on a new subject:

THE NOTORIOUS CAPTAIN HAYES
The remarkable true story of William ‘Bully’ Hayes, 
Pirate of the Pacific

Starts at 6pm with drinks & nibbles on Thursday 25 August at
Ekor Bookshop & Cafe Ltd 
17B College Street, Te Aro, Wellington.

‘Talk in the South Seas is all upon one pattern; it is a wide ocean, indeed, but a narrow world: you shall never talk long and not hear the name of Bully Hayes.
— Robert Louis Stevenson, The Wrecker

Launch of a new poetry collection "New Sea Land"
Aug
25
10:00 am10:00

Launch of a new poetry collection "New Sea Land"

  • Ekor Bookshop & Cafe

You're warmly invited to the launch of the new poetry collection, "New Sea Land", published by Mākaro Press, at Te Aro's new bookshop, Ekor Bookshop and Cafe in College St opposite Moore Wilson's. 

These are poems of the land, sea and shore - and of what happens when the sea rises up to claim the land.

We'll start at 6pm with the traditional drinks and nibbles. The formalities will start at 6.30pm, with the book to be launched by Harvey Molloy.

Book launch | SPEED KING Burt Munro the World's Fastest Indian
Aug
5
10:00 am10:00

Book launch | SPEED KING Burt Munro the World's Fastest Indian

  • Ekor Bookshop & Cafe

Ekor Book Shop Cafe invites you to come and celebrate the release of 'Speed King : Burt Munro the World's Fastest Indian', the latest picture book from the award winning duo - author David Hill and illustrator Phoebe Morris.

Enjoy light nibbles and drinks, and hear about how Phoebe managed to illustrate a book filled with motorcycles and cars - in spite of not knowing what a 'hatchback' was until 2015, when she tried to get insurance for her Toyota Corolla Hatchback.

RACE YOU THERE.


Ekor & Phoebe

SPEED KING Colouring Competition
Jul
20
Aug 3

SPEED KING Colouring Competition

To celebrate the launch of SPEED KING on the 4th of August EKOR is running an amazing colouring competition to be in to WIN a limited edition print from the book & the book itself!! Print one here or pick one up at College St.