Books from Our Backyard

Sunday 15th November
9am to 3pm 

St Columba Centre
 40 Vermont St, Ponsonby

FREE entry | FREE parking
Find Your New Favourite Book!

New Zealand produces outstanding writing and Books from our Backyard is an event to connect  local readers with the fantastic scope of great writing being produced here in Aotearoa.

Entry is FREE and we have over 40 authors selling more than 150 titles. We’re sure to have something for everyone! Genres our author write include: mystery, romance, horror, romantic comedy, fantasy, science-fiction, urban fantasy, young adult, children’s books, photo books, historical fiction, travel fiction and other non-fiction. 

At Books from our Backyard, you'll have the chance to meet authors face to face, discover new reads, get your books signed, nab some bargains you won't find elsewhere and stock up on summer reads and Christmas gifts for the whole family. 

We’re creating a fun, late-spring day out celebrating New Zealand books, and getting them into the hands of you, the readers. 

Where are we?
Books from our Backyard will be held at the St. Columba Centre, 40 Vermont Street, just minutes away from bustling Ponsonby Road! There is FREE PARKING on site and we're open from 9am to 3pm. 
Are you an author?
If you're an author and you'd like to participate in this event, you can find all the information you need in our Author Kit (pdf download) and if you have any questions, you can contact us on or using the form below.
Contact Us
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the event!

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About the Organisers
Anna Klein writes contemporary and historical romance.
Jamie Sands writes contemporary m/m romance and YA urban fantasy.