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As a Centre we interpret ‘book’ broadly to encompass every aspect of written or printed communication, including physical representations and the cultural impact of the written word.

The Centre for the Book aims to:

  • Enhance the wide range of book-centred activities that take place throughout Dunedin
  • Emphasize Dunedin’s rich cultural heritage in print, as producer, consumer, and preserver of books
  • Encourage research in all facets of the book (in its broadest sense) by utilizing the diverse resources available
  • Promote interaction and communication on the book within the University of Otago, and other local, national and international institutions.

 Check out Donald Kerr discussing the Centre’s aims on the Channel 9 website

► Looking for Otago University Press?  See Otago University Press publishes a wide range of books on New Zealand and the Pacific with special emphasis on history, literature and the arts, and on natural and social sciences. The Press is also the publisher of Landfall, New Zealand’s leading arts and literature magazine.

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