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A World of Reading

Share with Palmerston North City Library a book from around the world you enjoy

With the Festival of Cultures we've been asking for your favourite books from around the world. We have had so many great suggestions already, and are looking forward to receiving more.

Some of the suggestions so far:

  • Auto da Compadecida by Ariano Suassuna (Brazil)
  • IQ84 by Haruki Murakami (Japan)
  • The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón (Spain)
  • The Call of the Marching Bell/Bang-e-Dara by Allama Iqbal (Pakistan)
  • Autumn by Karl Knausgaard (Norway)
  • Three Horses: a Novel by Erri De Luca (Italy)

Come into the Central Library, come up to the 1st Floor, and find the red wall by the main desk. We have taken over the wall with a map of the world, and have book tags ready to be filled out by you.


We are looking for a title of a book, the author, the country the author is from or where the book is set, and why you are recommending this book. We are looking for novels, short stories, poetry or non-fiction works.


Reading books is one way to learn about the world around us and places far away. Share with

If you are looking for inspiration, take a look at this list of 22 book suggestions from ambassadors around the world. Or you could take a look at the suggestions Ann Morgan gathered during her year of reading a book from every country in a year. Check out the library's copy of Reading the World : Confessions of a Literary Explorer by Ann Morgan.

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