Matariki Celebrations at Wardini Books Napier

Friday 28th June from 6pm

Bedtime Stories, 6pm - 6.30pm


We are celebrating the Maori New Year in style at Wardini Books Napier. From 6pm we will have a very special Bedtime Stories session with magic from The Great Wardini and super storytelling with Lou and very special guest star Ali Beal. Wear your jim jams and onesies or dress as sparkly starry as you can. Suitable for the whole family.

Be Well - from 6.30pm

At 6.30pm we have two guest authors to help us press the new year new you button. Deirdre Wilton is the author of 'It's All Your Fault,' a book designed to help you stop drifting and embrace your own personal power. Also with us is Napier psychologist Bhavna Nagar whose book 'Self-Love: the First Step,' guides us to challenge our negative beliefs and embrace our own well-being and wholeness. The ladies will have a chat about their approach to wellness and are keen to answer your questions.

Do join us for this special, enlivening and invigorating celebration of all that is new and shiny.

Launch of The Clockill and the Thief 

Saturday 27th July, 4pm, Havelock North Function Centre 


Join us for the launch of The Clockill and the Thief, the sequel to the award winning The Traitor and the Thief. This is an all age, free event where you can meet the author, get your signed copy of the book and engage in some Steampunky shenanigans: a costume parade, tea duelling and a treasure hunt!



The Clockill’s Ball

Saturday 27th July, 7pm, Havelock North Function Centre


Celebrate the launch of 'The Clockill and the Thief' at this fantabulous Steampunk Ball. Dress for fun or be ready to battle sky-pirates and the terrifying Clockill. Live Band, Cash Bar, Fun, Games and Shenanigans. Ticket price includes a copy of ‘The Clockill and the Thief’ – the much anticipated sequel to the multi-award winning ‘The Traitor and the Thief’

Airship Boarding from 7pm Saturday 27th July at the Havelock North Function Centre


Battle of the Book Clubs

Thursday 19th September, 7pm, Havelock North Function Centre


It's back...with a very important difference. CanTeen no longer has a hub in Hawke's Bay - its co-ordinator Kerrie refused to leave our kids and their families unsupported in their cancer journey so she has set up The Acorn Project Hawkes Bay to provide support services to young people aged 12 to 24 years living with cancer in Hawke's Bay. We are fully behind Kerrie and her team and all proceeds from the 2019 Battle will go to them. So:

*it's a booky quiz night
*the questions are rich and varied
*you will be able to answer many of them!
*picture rounds and an acted out round
*teams of 6 for $60 or 10 for $100
*bar and nibbles available
*the most fun quiz night you will ever go to

Get your team booked in by phoning 06 8777783 or email Lou on