Creative services in Auckland

Beatnik is an Auckland based creative studio and independent publisher. Our publishing list reflects the close working relationships we develop with talented individuals and communities. Beatnik produces beautiful, time-enduring books with an international appeal. Contact Beatnik now to discuss your latest idea.

Freedom Furniture Book Signing
– Built For Caffeine

Come celebrate the release of Built For Caffeine by Ben Crawford with us at Freedom and get your copy signed by Ben.
See times and locations below;

Saturday 9 November - AUCKLAND
11.00 – 11.20am 
Freedom Furniture Wairau Park Store
19 Link Drive, Wairau Park, Auckland
Ph: (09) 443 3199

12.30 - 12.50pm 
Freedom Furniture Newmarket Store
77 Broadway, Newmarket, Auckland
Ph: (09) 976 7900

2.00 - 2.20pm 
Freedom Furniture Mt Wellington Store
Building 3, Apex Mega Centre
393 Mt Wellington Highway, Mt Wellington, Auckland
Ph: (09) 573 0907

Sunday 10 November - HAMILTON
11.00 – 11.20am 
Freedom Furniture, Hamilton Store
211-219 Anglesea Street, Hamilton
Ph: (07) 839 7660

Thursday 14 November – CHRISTCHURCH
11.00 – 11.20am 
Freedom Furniture, Christchurch Store
Homebase Retail Centre, 201 Marshland Road, Christchurch
Ph: (03) 983 4000

Built For Caffeine

Available now on Beatnik Shop

Built For Caffeine by Ben Crawford is a celebration of New Zealand’s café culture. Focusing on 20 of the country’s unique cafés, Crawford captures their beautiful and innovative interiors. This inspirational book shows readers how to take elements of these stunning designs and bring them into their own space. 


FOUREYES - New Zealand Street Style

Available now on Beatnik Shop

FourEyes showcases New Zealand’s unique sense of style in this diverse collection of street style portraits”
– Elisabeth Findlay, Zambesi

“Inspirational, audacious and always polite — these boys are a real catch”
– Karen Walker


Liberating Self – A Soul's Journey

Available nowe on Beatnik Shop

Liberating Self by Christine Spring explores womanhood in a modern context, while prompting the reader to reflect on the messages and teachings within the book. The photography of nude women from all walks of life adds depth and colour, emphasising the visual connection between a woman’s mind, body and soul.

Beatnik Notebooks

Available from Beatnik's online shop

Beatnik is excited to announce the Summer 2012 collection of Beatnik notebooks has arrived. 

Our Summer 2012 collection is covered in a smooth vinyl that makes you say “oooooh” and is available in 6 limited edition colours - only 100 copies of each colour made!




Beatnik Notebooks 

Beatnik Shop Website

We invite you to browse our catalogue of award-winning books and captivating curios. International shipping is free on orders of more than two books.

This shop is an extension of Beatnik Publishing, an independent New Zealand publishing house. You can also pop into our Auckland store to say hello, browse and buy books.

Ripe Recipes - A Fresh Batch

Available from Beatnik April 10th!

Following the success of their 2010 collection Ripe Recipes, the good people at Ripe Deli have whipped up a fresh batch of recipes you can make at home.

Ripe Recipes - A Fresh Batch is now avaialble from Beatnik and Ripe Deli. It will be available in good bookstores nation-wide next week. Order your copy today and receive free shipping throughout New Zealand.


Doodle Cat prints now available

Missed the Doodle Cat party? Well, have no fear, it's not too late to get your hands on a print. Head to the Beatnik shop (online or at 11 New North Road, Auckland) to pick up an A4 or A3 Doodle Cat print.

Sales of these prints will go towards turning this Doodle into the star of his very own book, written by Kat Patrick and illustrated by Lauren Marriott!

Each print is a limited edition and is numbered and signed by the artist, Lauren Mariott.

New Zealand Book Month

It's a celebration of books and reading!

Download your $5 book voucher here accepted at these lovely booksellers.

Read the Beatnik sponsored column BOOKed over on Gather & Hunt for Ande's suggested Auckland events.

BOOKed week 1

BOOKed week 2

or go to the New Zealand Book Month website for a full list of events nationwide.


Back to School Sale

Beat those back to school blues with:

20% off Beatnik Notebooks for all your back to school writing, doodling and sketching needs! Super smooth covers in bright colours, sure to brighten your day.

20% off Who You Are Is What You Do by Heather McAllister. Get inspired with this fun, workbook style book that uses philosophy to get you focused on your interests and passions as the first step to a successful career path.

Offer available online and instore at 11 New North Rd. Eden Terrace, Auckland. Sale runs till March 15th, while quantities last.






Brown Girls in Bright Red Lipstick 
Wellington Launch

January 17th, 2013
6 - 7pm

Te Papa - Museum of New Zealand
Level 4 Espresso
5 Cable Street

Join us at Te Papa to celebrate the Wellington launch of
Brown Girls in Bright Red Lipstick by Courtney Sina Meredith. Meredith will read from her collection accompanied by a performance by musician Kingsley Melhuish.

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Book signing with Courtney Sina Meredith
January 18th, 2013 (UPDATED DATE)
Lunch time
Unity Books Wellington,
57 Willis Steet



graf/AK Launch

6 - 9pm
Beatnik Publishing
11 New North Road
Eden Terrace, Auckland 

Join us and photographer Fraser Munro to celebrate the launch of his amazing book that has been 4 years in the making. 

Enjoy great company, a mural in the making by Cinzah "Seekayem" Merkens and drinks courtesy of the good folks at Revolution Wine Co.

Munro’s captivating photography documents the constant evolution of Auckland’s world-renowned graffiti walls and our city’s internationally-admired innovative graf style.

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graf/AK Launch 


Brown Girls in Bright Red Lipstick

Brown Girls in Bright Red Lipstick is a collection of poetry by Courtney Sina Meredith. Meredith has established a local and international reputation as a performer, poet, musician and playwright. Her work is an on-going discussion of contemporary urban life with an underlying Pacific politique and an educated, politically aware, international voice.

"New Zealand’s newest voice to poetry"
Spasifik Magazine 

"Courtney Sina Meredith is creating huge waves of success in the literature world."
-Island Her

"New Zealand poetry, rich poetry, stories about our country told through a sharp Pacific lens... It's poetry that is good enough to eat."
Gather & Hunt




Now available from Beatnik's online shop

For three years, Fraser Munro trod the streets day and night to capture the beauty and raw power of Auckland graffiti. This is what he found.

Munro’s captivating photography documents the constant evolution of Auckland’s world-renowned graffiti walls and our city’s internationally-admired innovative graf style. 





How Do You Say 'Thank You'?

How Do You Say ‘Thank You’? by Karamia Muller, with illustrations by Mark Paterson.

Alofa and Filipo want to learn Gagana Sāmoa! At bedtime, they ask Mummy and Daddy: ‘Can you teach us to say thank you?’ The answers to their questions introduce readers to the Sāmoan language and to Alofa and Filipo’s family and culture.


How Do You Say 'Thank You'? 

Ripe Recipes

Ripe Deli has established a reputation among food lovers for preparing some of the most healthy and flavoursome dishes in town. Now they have put together a collection of their most popular recipes, arranged in seasonal sections, for you to cook at home. Knowing how to cook in season means you will get to feast on the most delicious and economical fare.

The Artists 
21 Practitioners in New Zealand Contemporary Art c. 2011 - 2013

The Artists: 21 Practitioners in New Zealand Contemporary Art c. 2011-2013 showcases 21 full-time New Zealand artists working in sculpture, photography and painting. The publication presents emerging artists alongside established names providing in-depth information on their current practices and a wealth of full-colour images of pieces from their current portfolios!



The Artists: Two Edition Set

Both editions of The Artists for only $59.99?! Thats right, become "that art savvy friend" with a great offer from Beatnik! Purchase the new publication The Artists: 21 Practitioners in New Zealand Contemporary Art c. 2011-2013 and recieve The Artists: 21 Practitioners in New Zealand Contemporary Art c. 2009-2011 for a reduced price! The Artists series showcases work by a diverse range of New Zealand artists working in sculpture, installation, photography and painting. Learn about the progress of the practice of a selection of Artists as well as be introduced to an array of emerging talent!



The Artists - Two Edition Set

Who You Are Is What You Do

Who You Are Is What You Do by Heather McAllister, is a funky and informative workbook, designed to help teenagers make good decisions when taking the sometimes scary step of entering life after school.

Author Heather McAllister has drawn on her experience as a career coach to create an essential resource for schools, students and parents alike. Attractive and fun-to-use, Who You Are Is What You Do gets its readers asking the right questions about themselves.

Who You Are Is What You Do is available now from our online shop and from bookstores nationwide.

To get a taste of the variation of work done at Beatnik Publishing please visit our Client Work and Photography portfolios. To view our publishing list please visit the shop page, where all our books are available to view and purchase.