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November 2020 
Another Chapter Bookshop

                           6 Riddiford St, Newtown, Wellington 02102750007
 
 
Well fellow readers, it is hard to believe we have been enjoying the booksellers world for 2 years now. What a lot of fun, learning, challenges and hard work it has been! A huge thank you to our wonderfully supportive customers and volunteers Alison, Kevin, Stella and Carol.  

There is a great buzz in the shop with Christmas just around the corner, with lots of lovely new books arriving in daily. Do pop in and have look, there is definitely something for everyone! 

We are hosting evening events for booklovers. If you have 7-12 people and are interested to join us for an evening please get in touch to book a session.  A bookshop visit goes well before dinner out with book loving friends, with a glass of wine and nibbles beforehand.

A few men have asked if there is a men's book group. Beer and books! If you know anyone keen to kick it off please get in touch, we would love to host them.

Kiwi Christmas Books are collecting new Children's books and we have a box in store if you wish to participate and we will give 10% discount on the books you purchase from us for the charity.  The books  will be distributed by Wellington City Mission and Wellington Hospital Foundation to local children. 
 

AUTHOR EVENT
The poet Glenn Colquhoun is sharing poetry from his newly published book, Letters to Young People inspired in part by his clinical work.  
Friday 4th December from 5.30 for 6pm start.

 Please RSVP as this is limited to 25

Glenn's work will be familiar to many of you. 
Dr Rafael Campo,  Poet and Associate Profession of Medicine at Harvard Medical School provides these lyrical comments  "at once elemental and endless, dreamlike and discursive , quotidian and questioning , Glenn Colquhoun's stunning collection of poems Letter to Young People offers through language the possibility of healing....
Read this book to feel again what it is like to be young, to be comforted to be in the world made new and alive" 
 

The last Book Group of 2020 is 1st Dec at 5.45 and we will discuss A Gentleman in Moscow

There have been so many good comments about this book, and we are really looking forward to it> Certainly appropriate for lockdown times I hear!  
 
Bill Gates says -  A Gentleman in Moscow is an amazing story because it manages to be a little bit of everything. There’s fantastical romance, politics, espionage, parenthood, and poetry. The book is technically historical fiction, but you’d be just as accurate calling it a thriller or a love story. Even if Russia isn’t on your must-visit list, I think everyone can enjoy Towles’s trip to Moscow this summer.
 

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.

 
The big one for Christmas and summer - please text us if you would like a copy kept over! 

A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making-from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy. In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency-a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil.
 
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!
 
Another great Stephen Fry book for those fans of Mythos and Heros.

The story of Troy speaks to all of us - the kidnapping of Helen, a queen celebrated for her beauty, sees the Greeks launch a thousand ships against the city of Troy, to which they will lay siege for ten whole years. It is a terrible war with casualties on all sides as well as strained relations between allies, whose consequences become tragedies. In Troy you will find heroism and hatred, love and loss, revenge and regret, desire and despair. It is these human passions, written bloodily in the sands of a distant shore, that still speak to us today.
 
 
Each December we took our boys to buy a new Christmas themed book, which we read together in the lead up to the big day. It then went away with the decorations till the following Christmas. 

A fun tradition to start early. By the time they are 8 you will have a lovely  collection of Christmas books to enjoy curling up and reading together. 
 
 

A gorgeous illustrated story about our place in the Universe with a billion star rating.

From glittering galaxies to busy city streets, it's a starlit journey through space that will lead you to a wonderful planet brimming with all kinds of life - including yours.

This stunning story demonstrating the scale of the Universe and our place in it was created specially for children aged three years and up by the award-winning author-illustrator Vasanti Unka, who lives in Auckland, New Zealand, the Earth, the Solar System, the Galaxy, the Milky Way, the Universe.

 

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. 

Again thank you for your support and custom to this point. 
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