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February 2021 
Another Chapter Bookshop

                           6 Riddiford St, Newtown, Wellington 02102750007
 
 
Belated New Year Greetings, we are open again after a welcome break in the south island!

It is hard to believe we are now into our 3rd year!  Thank you for your on going support and a big thanks to Alison, Stella and Carol and Kevin for their help through last year. Without them we would not exist! 

Thanks also to all those who generously contributed to the Kiwi Christmas Books initiative, we collected 2 large boxes of books for Wellington City Mission and Wellington Hospital Foundation to distribute locally.  We were truly able to live up to our values of sharing, connecting and hopefully inspiring others with some new favourite books for the holiday season.

Like most New Zealand bookshops we had a lot of stock delivered after the holiday period, so if you have not been in yet do drop by and check out some lovely gift books on a variety of topics and some new cookery books.
 
This paradigm shattering book provides a series of ingenious lessons on humans and our societies...
    Kirkus Review 


Scientists routinely explain that humans rule the planet because of our intelligence, tools, or language, but this eye-opening account will convince most readers that our biggest asset is our ability to be comfortable around strangers.

A paradigm shattering book for anyone with an interest in biology, sociology and anthropology. 
 

The first Book Group of 2021  is 9th February 5.45 and we will discuss The Island of Sea Woman 

There has been great feedback about this next book group book. 

In it Lisa See tells the extraordinary story of women's daring, heartbreak, strength and forgiveness. Sue Monk Kidd states that no one writes about female friendship, the dark and the light of it with more insight and depth.   


Set during the Japanese colonialism of the 1930's and 40's, the Second World War and the Korean War, The Island of Sea Women illuminates a unique and unforgettable culture, and introduces readers to remarkable female divers and the dramatic history that shaped their lives. 
 

New Books In Store

 

Powerful words by a great man follow...

    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.

 
I am looking forward to reading this deeply personal account of history in the making-from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy.
In the 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.
 
 

A gorgeous book by Australian author Alison Lester, part poem,  part lullaby. The gentle story celebrates a baby's wonder at the beautiful world.  A timeless book to share and treasure. 
 
 

A stunning 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 story by Vasanti Unka demonstrates 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.

 

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

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