Petronella's Gallery & Bookstore

Every town deserves a bookshop and now Lake Tekapo, too, has its own cultural haven. Petronella’s Gallery and Bookstore is a beautiful shop, set in a quiet corner of this scenic town. An eclectic range of new literature and non-fiction sits alongside boutique stationery, gifts and works by local artists. It’s a match made in heaven brought down to delight locals and travellers alike. Wilma (Wilhelmina Petronella Maria) van den Bosch is your host and she loves to be your guide in this land of books where anything is possible.

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THE BILLION DOLLAR BONFIRE - A book about Allan Hubbard and the collapse of South Canterbury Finance

The cover of Chris Lee’s THE BILLION DOLLAR BONFIRE features a photo by Brian High in which Allan Hubbard is walking on the deserted beach south of...

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Petronella's Gallery & Bookstore

8 Simpson Lane,
Lake Tekapo 7945

New Zealand

+64 (0)3 6806789

+64 (0) 21 1541014

Opening Hours


7 days 10:00 am to 5:00 pm 

May - September (winter hours)

Wednesday to Sunday

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Chris E

A carefully selected range of quality books, beautifully presented by a knowledgeable host. The community feel of Tekapo remains safe here amidst the tourist hustle and bustle.


"Great selection of books, great relaxed atmosphere. Very friendly knowledgeable staff. Definitely worth a visit.

Savannah H

"Such a cute wee spot with a great selection! Can find something for everyone in this nook!! Cozy and inviting, also with gifts and artwork!! Even a used book section for a great price!! Have a good look around and you'll definitely find something you'll want to read!"