Bringing literature to public spaces

The Commuting Book is a community-based organisation that aims to promote an appreciation and love of reading as a source of knowledge and entertainment by bringing literature to public spaces and in people’s daily activities

We are a small team of volunteers, all dedicated readers, writers, and book lovers taking Aotearoa New Zealand’s rich literary landscape to the streets. If you like what we do, please make a donation and help us to keep going, and do more, and better!

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Featured Stories
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Comedian Chris Parker brings his brilliant comic wit to the page. Star of stand-up, winner of Celebrity Treasure Island and lockdown Instagram se ...More

* STORIES ON THE GO, Biography & Memoir, Humor & Comedy
Chris Parker

9 min read

Published by Allen & Unwin
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He kohinga whakaaro, he kohinga wheako hoki mō te waiata me te haka nā tētahi tokānuku kua aua atu e tū ana i taua ao. Ko Tā Tīmoti Kāretu tēta ...More

* STORIES ON THE GO, Non Fiction, Translation
Published by Auckland University Press
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  Emotions are messages from your heart, they tell you what you need. Some of them are BIG feelings, and some are very small indeed. Imagine your feel ...More

* STORIES ON THE GO, Picture Book
Rebekah Ballagh

1 min read

Published by Allen & Unwin
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  “Whenever I think of coming to punish my father, it’s always in a strong wind, and that’s blowing now as I drive up the long, unseale ...More

* STORIES ON THE GO, Contemporary Fiction
Owen Marshall

6 min read

Published by Penguin Random House
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Losing her daughter to the Christchurch earthquake sends Lily back to her childhood village in Northern England to scatter Charlie’s ashes. It’s ...More

* STORIES ON THE GO, Historical Fiction
Sandra Arnold

5 min read

Published by Mākaro Press

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