Chapter is an independent book shop. We specialise in the romance fiction genre, including contemporary romance, fantasy & paranormal romance (e.g., futuristic, magic, time travel, vampires, werewolves, etc), historical romance, hot romance, romantic comedy and romantic suspense. We have around 3,000 titles in stock and can special order in books from the USA (including publishers such as Ellora's Cave and Red Sage Publishing). We also source out-of-print books from the USA.
We also offer selections of crime and mystery fiction, thrillers, chick lit and mainstream fiction.
As of August 2011, given the strength of the NZ$ vs the US$, we are providing two stamps for each instore book purchase of $20 or more, e.g., 2 stamps for a $20 mass market paperback; 2 stamps for a $30 trade paperback; 2 stamps for a $40 hardcover (effectively providing a $4 discount on each full-price book purchase instore). This programme does not apply to our red dot specials or any online/mail order specials. We are adjusting our loyalty card programme (rather than our pricing) because of the physical difficulty of changing all of our mass market paperback price stickers (thousands of them!) as well as the ongoing volatility in the overseas financial markets.
This month's top book titles are shown on the right. Please view this month's catalogue for more details as well as the full list of book releases (including new hardcovers, trade paperbacks and paperback releases).
For your convenience, we also have links to this month's book categories as well as the catalogues for prior months stored on this website. Please contact us if you wish to receive the monthly catalogue by mail or email. Our contact details are: phone 09-6232319, Toll free 0508-CHAPTER or 0508-242783 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are often asked for book recommendations, which can be difficult to do - because of the importance of individual taste. But, that issue aside, there are a number of single-title books or series that have achieved both widespread popularity as well as critical acclaim.
We have put together an indicative listing of such titles, restricting the list to just one entry per author per genre. In doing so, the listing does not include classic greats such as Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice), Charlotte Bronte (Jane Eyre), Emily Bronte (Wuthering Heights) and Georgette Heyer (These Old Shades) - as we have focussed on books published in the last twenty-five or so years. However, most of the books shown should be in print.
Contemporary Romance & Romantic Suspense
Fantasy & Paranormal
Mainstream & Chick Lit
Please contact us if you wish to check availability or would like to reserve a book.
Web site updated 2 May 2013.