Join Booksellers

Membership rates for 2024 - 2025 are:

Membership Segment

Annual Fee

Per month

Standard Single Store- Large (Revenue $300k+) (Full Service)



Standard Single Store – Medium (Revenue $200k - $300k) (Full Service)



Standard Single Store – Small (Revenue < $200k) (Full Service)



Secondhand store or Online Store (Limited Service)



Bookseller with multiple stores:

First store (based on size)(Full Service)

as above

as above

Additional stores (Full Service)



  • Membership excludes the BookHub Levy
  • Invoices will be sent out on April 1 with membership due on May 20 by default. Should you wish to pay monthly, your first payment will be due on April 20. Please let us know that you’d like to pay monthly.
  • Revenue tiers have changed and as before, are self declared. Please let us know if there has been a change for you.
  • The definition of a store, for the purposes of this membership structure is “a unique physical or online location and/or unique brand or trading name”.

Whether you are an established bookseller or a newcomer to the book industry, becoming a member of Booksellers Aotearoa 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.

Publishers: go here to find out more about the benefits of associate membership.

Membership of Booksellers Aotearoa NZ will allow you to: 

  • Sell and redeem Booksellers Tokens – valid in over 150 bookshops nationwide
  • Sell and redeem the Booksellers Gift Card – sold in supermarkets, pharmacies, gas stations and department stores nationwide, but only redeemable at bookshops
  • Free membership of Retail NZ
  • Receive the weekly industry e-newsletter The Read, featuring the Nielsen BookData bestseller charts and the Indie Top 20
  • Participate in the Booksellers Aotearoa Exchange Card scheme which encourages the public to buy books as gifts for others
  • Receive Preview of Reviews – an advance list of the books reviewed in newspapers, magazines and on radio
  • Access the RISE Bookselling network of exchanges, conferences and education programmes – organised by the European & International Booksellers Federation
  • Participate in the annual conference and other networking opportunities
  • Benefit from our advocacy on key issues affecting the industry to government, agencies and other book industry organisations
  • Benefit from expert advice and information in a multitude of areas affecting bookselling, and access the expert advice of other booksellers in New Zealand via our members only social media channels
  • Purchase merchandising bags at competitive prices
  • Access money-saving affinity deals with Meridian Energy, Go Sweet Spot, OfficeMax, Courier Post, and Z Energy
  • Get support through our special projects to help drive sales during key periods in the year. We arrange and support NZ Bookshop Day, the Summer Reading Guide, and provide advance notice of The NZ Listener Top 100 and Kids Top 50 books.

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. 

To apply or to ask any questions about membership, please contact:

Association Manager Renee Rowland