The popular 'Love Letter to your Bookshop' competition is back for 2017! Keep an eye out for these competition cards at your local bookshop, to be in the competition to win $500 of Book Tokens. Entries will close on NZ Bookshop Day. 

In 2016, Booksellers NZ's head office was flooded with love for people's local bookshops. There were 550 entries in total, from which the ultimate winner, Marcus Hobson, was selected. Hobson won $500 Book Tokens, and the store he wrote his love letter to - Books a Plenty, in Tauranga - won a valuable prize from Nielsen Book. 

'Bookshops are gateways to a thousand other worlds, ten thousand imaginations and a million possibilities.

We can lose ourselves or find ourselves, find answers, find inspiration, or find just what we are looking for. We can even find that we were wrong.

Most of all, bookshops are a portal into the imaginations of writers, where not everything is real or as it seems, but where you can happily live for the next few days or weeks.'