Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Libro International celebrates Anzac Day and Italy Liberation Day in Auckland

Libro International commemorated Anzac Day this evening together with the Italy Star Association (servicemen who fought in Italy and their families) and the Dante Alighieri Society. The event, hosted by Italy Star NZ president Gary Russell at Kinder House in Parnell, was well attended. For the first time the Italian community was present also to celebrate Italy Liberation Day which, like Anzac Day, falls on 25 April.

Among those present were Italian Campaign veterans Les Andrews and John Cawte, and Italian Honorary Consul Mario Magaraggia. Alessandra Zecchini spoke about the book To the Gateways of Florence: New Zealand Forces in Tuscany, 1944, and thanked the Italy Star for hosting the event .

Top, Left to right: Veterans Les Andrews and John Cawte with Italian Honorary Consul Mario Magaraggia;
Mrs Andrews with Marianne Di Cesare; Anzac red poppy: Alessandra Zecchini from Libro International talking about the book  To the Gateways of Florence.

Libro International donated copies of To the Gateways of Florence to raffle for the Italy Star Association's upcoming 70th Anniversary 2NZEF tour to Italy. For more information contact Gary Russell,

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Woolly Wally returns

Woolly Wally

Dawn McMillan
Illustrated by Ross Kinnaird

Popular book returns...
Woolly Wally is back!

Wally is a magnificent ram who is immensely proud of his fine fleece, and the effect it has on the ewes around him. But pride always comes before a fall – or in Wally’s case, before the shearing shed.

Dawn McMillan’s hilarious rhyming tale of the leader of a flock who’s in for a nasty shock is memorably illustrated by Ross Kinnaird in a package that will delight kids in the 5 to 8 age group.

Woolly Wally was published in 2006 but has been out of print for some years. From today it’s available again in full colour, and will soon be available as an ebook.

Author Dawn McMillan welcomes the return of Woolly Wally: “It’s great to have Wally back – we’ve all missed him!”

Dawn and Ross are the well-known children’s book team who created the international bestseller Why Do Dogs Sniff Bottoms?; they are collaborating on a new book, I Need a New Bum, to be published by Libro International in September.

Release Date:  18 April 2012  | ISBN: 978-1-877514-49-4   | RRP $19.99
32 pages colour

For an interview, images or a review copy, contact:
Dawn McMillan 07 868 2757
Peter Dowling  027 614 8993
Libro International, a division of Oratia Media   |

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Giotto: out now

Among the most beautiful books we have distributed, Giotto is an English edition of a deluxe book from 24 Ore Cultura - printed to the highest standards in Italy. 

The book tracks the life and work of the Italian great master, Giotto, with sumptuous reproductions of his works (including two fold-outs of frescoes). For a sample view the original first 95 pages in Italian click here

Giotto is available now in an edition that will delight lovers of art and books. We have imported a limited number from the Italian publishers, so be in to secure a copy. Orders can be made to Publishers Distribution Limited -, 09 828 2999.

TITLE: Giotto
Francesca Flores d'Arcais
ISBN: 978-0-7892-1114-9
24 Ore Cultura & Abbeville Press
SRP: $195
330 x 280 mm portrait, jacketed
hardback, 392 pages 4 colour on
170 gsm matt art paper
RELEASING: April 2012
Publishers Distribution Limited
Attn: Customer Services
Tel: 09 828 2999
Fax: 09 828 2399
Peter Dowling
Tel: 09 814 8993
Mob: 027 614 8993

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