About Matakana Village Books

Matakana Village Books is a boutique independent bookstore located in the iconic Matakana Village. Mary-Liz Corbett took over the business in October 2015 from Tracy Lawton who established the business when Matakana Village was built.

Owning a bookstore has being a dream of Mary-Liz‘s. She is a passionate book reader and commentator on books. She has being involved in the book business for many years. She has worked with some iconic independent bookstores such as Wild Swans and The Women’s Bookshop. She has also been involved with The Readers and Writers Festival bookstore.

Mary-Liz was General Manager with Total Library Solutions, a library supply company, doing book selection for a number of public libraries. She was also in charge of the ACG Senior College library for a number of years
Selecting the books that will be interesting to the customers is what makes independent bookstores interesting and viable.

Mary Liz spends a large amount of time selecting books that will appeal to the customers of Matakana Village Books.

We love to have you visit the store and browse the selection but if you can’t make it to the Village go to our on-line store and have a browse.


Matakana Village Books: A local bookstore… for the future

Buying the business was an interesting experience. There were many naysayers, those with a view that bookstores were in the past. Reality is the number of fantastic customers who have provided support through both buying books but importantly, for which I am really appreciative, providing advice and offers of assistance to ensure that Matakana and the surrounding area are well served with a great bookshop. We will ensure that we grow and provide an experience to our customers with an interesting and changing book selection.


As an independent specialist bookshop we have control over our stock selection, and have a commitment to stocking an interesting and ever-changing range of books.

If you want a particular book email us at books@matakanavillagebooks.co.nz and we will source it for you.

Our staff are great readers and will willing discuss and recommend books to you.
We may not have read every book in the store but nearly!!


Are you unable to come into the shop? Would you like to send a gift? We can courier books to you, within NZ . For presents, we can  gift wrap and, if you require, select a card from our great range. You can order through this website, or by phone or email. 

Please note that Matkana Village Books does not post internationally.


We like to make buying books as easy as possible and offer free gift wrapping all year.


If you make regular purchases with us, you may like to join our Customer Loyalty program. If you tell us your name every time you purchase something from the bookshop, your points will begin to accumulate.  For every $20 you spent, $1 is added to your loyalty points. It doesn't seem like much, but it adds up!



The Matakana Village Books gift vouchers are available for any amount. You can purchase a gift voucher in-store or through this website.

Matakana Village Books Store Hours:

Monday to Friday: 9.30am to 5:00pm
9:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday and Public Holidays:
10:00am to 4:00pm