UBS News and Events

Donate a book

University Bookshop Canterbury - Thursday, March 21, 2019

“One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.” 
Malala Yousafzai

We are collecting books for the children of the Muslim community in store and they will be available for distribution to all of the children in the Canterbury Region. 
Note: We welcome second hand books in good condition. Thank you.

If you would like to donate a new book we offer a discount of 25%. This can be done in store at the moment but we are working on an online option for you. Stay tuned.

National Poetry Day 2018

University Bookshop Canterbury - Thursday, October 18, 2018

To celebrate National Poetry Day this year, we ran a poetry workshop with the fabulous Kerrin P. Sharpe.

A group of 10 enthusiastic poets attended our lunchtime session, and after working through a range of writing exercises they each produced a piece of original poetry.

The feedback we had was fantastic, and we are extremely pleased to be able to publish the poems that they penned for you all to enjoy!

Thank you to everyone who not only attended the workshop, but helped make it possible. To Phantom Billstickers, the NZ Book Awards Trust, Harley, and Kerrin - we truly couldn't have done it without you.

Please click here to read and enjoy the inaugural UBS National Poetry Day collection.