Our Story

Jenny Ainge and Sally Battson are lifelong readers and long-time book group members. We come to bookselling from busy careers in tourism, health, film making and social enterprise.  Now it is time for our Next Chapter. We have often longed for an intimate little independent bookshop in the town we love and now we have made it a reality. We pride ourselves on getting to know our customers, their tastes and interests.  We host a range of special events, author talks and book launches.

The Next Chapter The Next Chapter

We also have the Next Chapter book clubs and welcome visitors and residents to join us for coffee and book talk/discussion.

Our shop is just in front of the Wanaka icon - Cinema Paradiso. It is an interesting space to browse and lose yourself in a good book. We look forward to seeing you very soon.