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All welcome to attend these free events - we'd love to see you!

UPCOMING EVENTS

Come along and get your winter reading sorted at POPPIES BOOK APPRECIATION CLUB. Join us at Poppies for a cosy book evening or book morning chatting about new books, old books, favourite books - all very welcome! Bring a friend along or your own book club/group. Dates & times as below. Any changes please check details on our Poppies New Plymouth website (events) or our Facebook page. 

BOOK APPRECIATION CLUB (Evening) - Wednesday 17th July - 5.30pm - 6.30pm

BOOK APPRECIATION CLUB (Morning) - Tuesday 23 July - 10.30am - 11.30am

BOOK APPRECIATION CLUB (Evening) - Wednesday 21 August - 5.30pm - 6.30pm 

BOOK APPRECIATION CLUB (Morning) - Tuesday 27 August - 10.30am - 11.30am 

 

BOOK LAUNCH - 'Scented' by Laurence Fearnley (Penguin NZ). Friday, 27th September - time to be advised. 

'Scented' is a compelling and poignant search for identity through perfume.

'Granny Seren told me I had a natural talent for perfume making and I believed her because she seemed to know what she was talking about and she never lied. It was Seren who introduced me to the idea of a signature scent.' After fourteen years as a university lecturer, Siân is made redundant as a result of restructuring in the Humanities. As a professional, financially independent woman, she didn’t need a signature scent to know who she was. But now, having lost her sense of purpose and identity, she begins to construct a perfume of herself. Note by perfume note, referencing scent memories and recent events, she rebuilds herself.

CHILDREN'S BOOK LAUNCH - 'Cleo & Rob' by Helen Brown (Allen & Unwin) . Saturday, 26th October - time to be advised. 

A kitten called Cleo steps into six-year-old Rob's life after his big brother, Sam, dies. With Cleo's help, Rob discovers that, even through the toughest times, healing can happen. Based on true events in author Helen Brown's family, this heartwarming story first appeared as a world-wide bestselling book for adults, 'Cleo'. 

 

RECENT EVENTS 

BOOK FAN CLUB - Tuesday, 25 June - 10.30am - 11.30am. 

BOOK FAN CLUB - Wednesday, 19 June - 5.30pm - 6.30pm. 

KIDS BOOK READINGS - JAMES RUSSELL DRAGON BROTHERS BOOKS, WED 29TH MAY - 2PM.

2019 SIMULTANEOUS STORYTIME - WED 22ND MAY - 1PM.

AUTHOR TALK - 'True to Ireland' by Peter Burke (The Cuba Press) 27 April

BOOK LAUNCH - 'Loving Sylvie' by Elizabeth Smither (Allen & Unwin)  2 April 

AUTHOR TALK - 'The Invading Sea' by Neville Peat (The Cuba Press) 4 March

BOOK LAUNCH - 'Not Bad People' by Brandy Scott (Harper Collins) 20 February

BOOK LAUNCH - 'Nature of New Zealand' by Jane Dove Juneau (South Pacific Light Press) 4 December 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

If the book you are looking for is not listed on our website please contact the store on newplymouth@poppiesbooks.co.nz or phone us during business hours on 06 769 6990 and we will gladly discuss ordering it for you. Happy reading.