Join all the shops on College Street of an evening of
Check out each of the shops social media pages to what everyone is up to on the night!
Collect a Christmas stamp with every item purchased from the College Street stores to go in to win a prize pack consisting of a gift from EVERY STORE ON COLLEGE STREET !!
Ekor Bookshop & Cafe Ltd will have live music on the night, Christmas treats at our cafe x - be sure to take a peek at our finished Christmas window & shop on the night!
We're excited to be holding a Nordic Day! All of Ekor's staff will be treating customers to a little day of Nordic wonders! Beautiful Nordic books (With some Nordic books in their original languages) food (including our ever popular Moomin range and traditional hot danish pancakes made specially on the day by our resident Danish Ekorian) special cold flat whites on sale one day only from People's Coffee (with the best Swedish barista in town, Lars Bringzen serving up wonderful coffees all day!) and gifts from all over Nordic region!
Come and experience a little Nordic magic for NZ Bookshop Day at Ekor Bookshop & Cafe!
Join us to celebrate the launch of Luminescent by Nina Powles, a new collection/box set of five chapbooks.
There will be poetry readings by Nina Powles, Sarah Webster and Louise Wrightson, and Luminescent will be launched by Cliff Fell.
Thursday 17 August 2017, 6.00 pm
Ekor Bookshop and Cafe
17B College Street, Wellington
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
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.
Ekor Bookshop & Cafe Ltd and Peoples Coffee are teaming up help raise funds for Wellington Rape Crisis Annual Appeal 2017!
Join us on College Street from 10am, grab a gorgeous, big frothy cup of cold cold Nitro Coffee and every dollar will go towards the amazing, underfunded and vitally important work that WRC do every year.
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.
"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 - 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
All welcome - See you at Ekor!
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.
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
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!
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
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.
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