New Zealand Book Month is a non-profit initiative promoting books and reading – and as a result, literacy – in New Zealand.
One month each year we celebrate books and encourage all Kiwis to get involved. The next New Zealand Book Month will be in March 2013.
The clear goal of New Zealand Book Month is to form a North to South community of readers. Kiwis passionate about books, determined to share them with each other and spread the word. Telling and retelling stories, and recommending new books to read. From friend to neighbour, school bus to sporting field, workplace to playground.
New Zealand Book Month works alongside a wide range of organisations fundamental to books and reading in New Zealand. Publishers, booksellers, libraries, schools and activists provide the necessary support to make New Zealand Book Month a success.
Started in 2006 as a unifying vision by a group of authors, booksellers, publishers, and book clubs – people who just enjoy a good read – New Zealand Book Month is a non-profit Trust. We celebrate the power of all books to enrich, empower, inform – and even change – lives.
And of course, we are always looking for ways to champion New Zealand writers. Thanks to help from Creative New Zealand, we work to develop new and ever-increasing audiences for Kiwi authors and the rich variety and voice that New Zealand writers represent.
Thanks to our many sponsors, NZBM can deliver the information, publicity, people, ideas and energy necessary to support events and activities that bring books and reading alive.
Join us in the celebration of books in March 2013. Find heroes. Untangle mysteries. Hook up with personal and national histories. Have a good belly laugh. Shed blood and tears or discover true love. It’s all there between the covers...