Independent booksellers since 1907 and purveyors of fine limited edition books and photographic prints

The Beach Boys Pet Sounds album cover photoshoot


The Beach Boys by The Beach Boys

Capturing their astounding rise from Hawthorne garage band to one of the most loved bands of all time, The Beach Boys by The Beach Boys is their first official book and a rare group collaboration.

Available as a regular bookstore edition or in a collectible craft binding, hand-signed by Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine and Bruce Johnston.


The art of making your hand-crafted book

More like works of art than regular books, our rare and collectible editions are hand-crafted by the UK's leading fine art publishing house, Genesis Publications.

The story of Hedley's Books

A family of book people, for over 115 years

From humble beginnings selling newspapers from the back of a bicycle, through two world wars, boom times and bust. To the flourishing community bookshop it is today and even working with some of the biggest names in music, Hedley's Books has been family-owned and committed to books since 1907.

Second generation Alex Hedley dressed in a suit and holding a stack of books upstairs at 150 Queen St Masterton

Experience the magic of books

It's true that our books are best enjoyed in real life. Visit our store in the heart of the Wairarapa or join our mailing list to be notified about events and pop ups near you.