Hedleys Booksellers was established in 1907 by William Hedley, initially as a distributor of daily newspapers in Masterton New Zealand, but was further developed by Alexander Hedley over the next 60 years into a large independent stockholding bookshop. It is now owned and managed by David and Jenny Hedley.
Hedleys primarily stocks new books but has a growing stock of second-hand books and with this a world wide book search service to track down that elusive title.
Hedleys specialises in New Zealand books especially New Zealand history, biography, art and books pertaining to the region of Wairarapa and the town of Masterton. Hedleys also has a small niche publishing division publishing local history; the history of nineteen century pacific exploration including Australia and New Zealand; and Australian art.