Writers Plot Bookshop

Writers Plot Bookshop

A unique independent bookshop specialising in New Zealand authors for discerning readers everywhere.

Winners of the Art & Culture award at the 2022 Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards for Upper Hutt

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What do we stock?

Writers Plot Bookshop specialises in new books from:

Independent NZ authors that are either published in New Zealand or overseas and we include some self published work.

Books from independent small and medium NZ publishers.

We define a New Zealand author as one who was born in New Zealand or one who now makes New Zealand their home.

See more about the philosophy behind the bookshop on the About us page.

More questions? Go to our FAQ page.

Browse through the online bookshop and find your new favourite author.

Check out our selection of books on sale.

“Reading is an exercise in empathy; an exercise in walking in someone else’s shoes for a while.” – Malorie Blackman

Bookclub Reading Challenges image

Challenge yourself with the reading challenges on our Bookclub page.

Writing groups

Interested in writing? Love to write? Need some inspiration or motivation?

Upper Hutt Writes @ the Library
Next meeting: Saturday 16 September 2023
Time: 11 am to 12.30 pm
Venue: Upper Hutt Library, 844 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt.

The Bridge Writers Group – CURRENTLY INACTIVE
For more information on this group go to the Meetup link – https://www.meetup.com/the-bridge-writers-group/


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We frequently have a book review spot on the Saturday magazine show hosted by Lisa and Lottie.
To listen you can click the link on their Facebook page or go to their website and click the streaming button to listen to Hutt City FM 106.7 live.
Website link – http://huttcityfm.com

Our previous book reviews and recommendations can be found on our blog page.
Reviews and recommendations – https://writersplot.org.nz/blog/tag/radio-reviews/

Bestsellers for 2022

Picture Books for 2022

Best sellers for 2022

Crime and Thriller

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Young Adult

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Science Fiction

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Historical Fiction

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Contemporary Fiction

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Action & Adventure

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We support

Wairarapa Word
Register with Wairarapa Word on Facebook to join.
Hosted by Almo’s Books, High St, Carterton.
Supported by Carterton District Creative Communities Scheme.

StorySoup – A Story Telling Prompt Generator
Hamish, one of our writing group members, has been working on this for several years and has now launched it into the world. StorySoup is a simple application that suggests basic story components you may like to use to create a story. Our writing group has used it when looking for inspiration for our writing challenges. Hamish has released StorySoup for free. Find out more and how to download it on the official StorySoup page.

Hutt City FM 106.7 Community Radio Station
You can live stream the radio from their Facebook page or the Hutt City FM 106.7 website. We often give book reviews on Lisa Yung and Craig Wade’s Saturday morning magazine show. We will post times and books reviewed on the Facebook pages.

Liberty Books
Address: 90 Main Street, CBD Towers, Upper Hutt, 5018.
: (04) 528 5001
If you are looking for second-hand books – we support and recommend Liberty Books. If you can’t find what you are looking for, just ask the owner, Rhys. He’s amazing and has a great idea of what he has in the shop and where it is.