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The Next Chapter is Wanaka’s only independent bookstore and offers a carefully curated selection of books to suit all tastes and needs.
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The Next Chapter is celebrated by locals as “the one store that Wanaka needed to make perfect” and as a world-wide destination, through its inclusion in “150 Book Stores You Need to Visit Before You Die”. After you’ve visited us, there will only be 149 left to find!

Housed in a small, but welcoming space under red and whited striped awnings on Brownston Street, they offer a diverse selection of non-fiction, hand-picked mountaineering titles, and a comprehensive range of cooking and gardening books.  There are books for young readers and young adult books are one of their specialties.

The team of friendly, widely-read staff loves talking about books and tracking down special or hard-to-find books for you. They host regular author events and welcome you to browse in their reading area where you can relax and immerse yourself in the joy of having a pile of books at your side.

72 Brownston Street, Wanaka, Otago, 9305, New Zealand Get Directions
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