Whether you are an established bookseller or a newcomer to the book industry, becoming a member of Booksellers NZ is a fantastic way to connect with your people.
Our association keeps you connected to your peers, helps you to run your business more effectively, provides money and time-saving deals, and represent your interests to the book trade and wider retail community. The benefits of our membership touch every aspect of running your bookselling business.
Membership of Booksellers NZ will allow you to:
Our members are booksellers, publishers, and industry friends. We are focused on the changing world of bookselling and publishing. Join us.
Membership of Booksellers allows you to access the collective wisdom of booksellers from across Aotearoa, while giving you deals and information to help you run your business more effectively.
The sale and redemption of Booksellers Tokens, administered by Booksellers Aotearoa and sold in over 200 bookshops nationwide, has the potential to make your bookshop thousands of dollars each year. And the exclusive redemption of Booksellers Gift Cards enables you to grow your clientele, who are able to purchase the cards in supermarkets, pharmacies, gas stations and department stores nationwide.
As a member of an association dedicated to representing your interests at every level, you will also enjoy discount arrangements with regards bank fees, courier fees, insurances, and other ongoing costs of managing a business.
Booksellers Aotearoa represents over 70% of New Zealand booksellers, including independents and chain stores. Subscriptions to The Read for libraries and media start from just $100 + GST. Bookshops must become Business members to receive benefits of membership, while Publishers are asked to become Associate Members.
Membership rates are based on revenue. For 2023-2024:
Tier 1 ($250,000 and over) is $682.50 + GST per annum
Tier 2 (under $250,000) is $472.50 + GST per annum
Tier 3 (under $150,000) is $210.00 +GST per annum
To apply or to ask any questions about membership, please contact:
Chair of the Board Renee Rowland
Office Manager John Duke
Phone 04 472 1908