Lawrence & Gibson double book launch

On March 5th, Lawrence & Gibson, a local publishing collective launched two new books at 19 Tory St: Thomasin Sleigh’s debut novel Ad Lib and Richard Meros’ long-coming new book Dating Westerners: tips for the New Rich of the Developing World. The crowd of a hundred braved the autumnal gloom to listen to Thomasin read a short section from her book while publisher and Tory St member Murdoch Stephens gave an overview of the two books and explained the conceit behind Meros’ later book. The evening was complemented by experimental beers donated by one of our favourite South Island brewers, frothy homebrew and a range of corncip flavours (from lightly salted to ‘salsa’). More details on the books can be had at




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