Friday, 28 April 2006

Sideshow banners of the Great American midway

Feast your eyes on our new design books, including a sumptuous and hilarious collection of photos of Manolo Blahnik shoes.

Knitting galore

Lots of new knitting books, plus titles on Norwegian Hardanger and bobbin lace, are listed on our Crafts Recent Picks page.

How to get dinner on the table even if you can't cook

New cookbooks this month discuss jams & preserves, healthy eating for menopause and great NZ wines.

Romesh Gunesekera, Stephen King, Marian Keyes

New fiction this month includes a new book by Booker Prize winner D.B.C. Pierre, and a book about a wonderful Antiques Roadshow experience.

Reviews are available here, and a complete list of new fiction titles is available here.

There are also recommendations from our new science fiction & fantasy and New Zealand fiction books.

What do our buyer's recommend?

Books about ghosts, Phar Lap, historic Paris and a Turkish prince. For more information, visit our Buyer's Recent Picks page.

Ireland: focus on history

Ireland is featured on our History webpage this month.

Port Nicholson becomes Wellington

This month in history

New bestsellers by Tami Hoag, Jonathan Kellerman

Available in both our bestsellers and general lending collections.

Wallace and Gromit - Curse of the were-rabbit

We've got lots of new children's DVDs, and some of them are fun for adults too!

The fall and rise of Reginald Perrin

The Apu trilogy, House of sand and fog, and other DVDs are recommended by our staff in the DVD section.

The right decision every time

Using emotions during negotiation and the Apple way are covered in new books on the Management Recent Picks page.

Vintage costume jewellery

Ash glazes and blankets and throws are featured in our Craft Recent Picks.

Debunking history

Amusing tombstones and Paris in the 60s are the topics of some of our new history books.

History Recent Picks

Fast food and no play

Our new parenting books cover such big issues such as weight, bullying and stress.

Parenting page

Sacred destinations

Our featured travel website discusses more than 1500 spiritual places, including cathedrals, sacred mountains, Roman ruins, stone circles and Shinto shrines. Of course, there's the obligatory Da Vinci Code section.

Our travel page

Te Puna from home

Now you can search library holdings across New Zealand from computers outside of the library, with the National Bibliographic Database. If we don't have it, you can check if the National Library, Victoria University or any other library in NZ has what you're after.

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INNZ from home

Now you can use the National Library's Index New Zealand from computers outside the library. INNZ is just an index - no full text articles are available - but it is nonetheless one of the most useful databases for NZ research.

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Wednesday, 12 April 2006

Fast food and no play

We have a new parenting books feature, including books on Big Issues such as weight, bullying and stress.

Arctic Monkeys, Goldfrapp, Corinne Bailey Rae...

Check out our staff CD picks for April on our Popular Music page.

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