October 2020 
Another Chapter Bookshop

                           6 Riddiford St, Newtown, Wellington
FREE parking for 90 minutes on lower level of Countdown for Riddiford St Shops.
By the time this newsletter reaches you the election will be upon us, and we will be in the latter part of this unusual and unsettling year. If you are free on Saturday 17th October Election Day and Booksellers Day join us for an Irish/Kiwi author event at 2pm where Pat Higgins originally from Galway will be reading from his book Begotten Not Made based on his mother's story. 

 Also, to make way for Christmas stock we are having a book sale starting on the 17th for a couple of weeks with some great book bargain's. 

We are seeing some books reminding us about the importance of hope. Do check out the link at the bottom of the newsletter for the thought invoking poem in the book The Great Realisation, a real 2020 treasure. It reminds us to share and celebrate the many things that brought us together at this time of crisis. It is a story for all readers, young and old, those  who dare to dream of a fairer, kinder, and more loving world. 

VERB Literary Festival is happening in Wellington the weekend of 6-8th November. Pop in a pick up a brochure or join us on Sunday 8th at 3pm for an author event with A. J. Fitzwater talking about their new book No Man's Land, a tale about creating a community and finding love in the face of war and oppression. 

Book Group

Our book group will meet next on October 27th  to discuss The Immortal life of Henrietta Lacks  - 5.45 in Another Chapter.

(Our next book group book is A Gentleman in Moscow, we have a couple of copies still available) 
The Immortal life of Henrietta Lacks   

I loved the way this story starts, with with a young 16 year old Rebecca interested in the story of the woman behind the science. Journalist Rebecca Skloot tackles some challenging topics of the times, where Henrietta's cervical cells were taken without consent and used for medical research.

Encouragingly, now we have a robust ethics process to go through before research takes place with a comprehensive consent process. Many of us remember our own "Unfortunate Experiment" in New Zealand not dissimilar to Henrietta's story.

New Books In Store


 At 94 I only now appreciate how extraordinary my life has been. As a young man, I felt I was out there in the wild, experiencing the untouched natural world - but it was an illusion. The tragedy of our time has been happening all around us, barely noticeable from day to day - the loss of our planet's wild places, its biodiversity.

I have been witness to this decline. A Life on Our Planet is my witness statement, and my vision for the future. We have one final chance to create the perfect home for ourselves and restore the wonderful world we inherited.'

All we need is the will do so.

Stories of Hope 

Stories are what connect us, and remind us that hope is always possible.' -
Heather Morris, author of the Number 1 International Bestseller, The Tattooist of Auschwitz

Heather shares In Stories of Hope her extraordinary journey, in the form of a series of beautifully rendered tales of the people she has met, the remarkable stories they have shared with her, and the lessons they hold for us all.

HiaKai by Monique Fiso
Hungry in Te Reo - a food book with a difference, in it Monique shares some of her story,  of how after working in New York in some top kitchens she returned home to New Zealand to reconnect with her roots and rejuvenated her soul by taking time to explore her culture,  the significance of food and cooking for this innovative chef. 

For those with an interest in contemporary Maori cuisine this might just be the impetus to get you out there foraging and trying some different food combinations. A useful resource for those wanting to tread lightly and eat local!

In English Pastoral James Rebanks's tells a moving story of how he inherited his grandfather's farm, of how rural landscapes around the world were brought close to collapse, and the age-old rhythms of work, weather, community and wild things were lost. And yet in this elegy from the Lake District fells he shares a song of hope: how, guided by the past, James began to salvage a tiny corner of England that was now his, doing his best to restore the life that had vanished and to leave a legacy for the future.

This is a book about what it means to have love and pride in a place, and how, against all the odds, it may still be possible to build a new pastoral: not a utopia, but somewhere decent for us all

A fun children's book to read together!

A laughing giraffe surprises some bears who shock the crocs... and all too soon there's a rapping zebra and a waltzing rhino, all causing a hullabaloo at the zoo. It takes Baboon playing his bassoon to restore calm, in a story that will resonate with many parents and carers attempting bedtime with young children.

Try this link for a real treat - the most delightful poem with such meaning in this unbelievable and unforgettable year of 2020.

A great gift idea for all ages...


Opening Hours

Usual hours Monday to Friday 10.00 to 5.30 and Saturday 11.00 - 3.00.  

Check out our Facebook Page or Website for any changes in opening times and contact details. 

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