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 Man Booker Prize 2014 shortlist

The shortlist for the prestigious Man Booker Prize has been announced. The winner will be revealed on Tuesday 14 October 2014; in the interim, why not get a head start and begin to read one or more of the shortlisted titles?

 Poetry Day competition

Congratulations to our Poetry Day competition winners. Stephen Davies won first place with Tongue tied, and Catherine Fitchett was runner-up with Gem and Mineral Society Hall, Waltham Road. Read our post that includes the winning poems.

 New Zealand Post Book Awards 2014

The latest winners of the New Zealand Post Book Awards have been announced. Find out how your favourite homegrown books of the last year have fared.

 WORD Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival 2014

The WORD Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival is over, but you can still experience the buzz by reading the posts of our keen team of librarians who attended the festival and have reported back on our Christchurch City Libraries’ blog.

 Askews eBooks

Access a free eBook service of fiction and non–fiction titles. This collection of eBooks focuses on British titles.
Use at a library or enter your library card & password / PIN.