Book Tokens new and old

Sell and redeem Booksellers Tokens

Booksellers Tokens are accepted in member bookshops across the country, from small independents to large chains. Our Tokens encourage foot traffic, and deliver a profitable business to booksellers. Booksellers Tokens make gift-giving to book-lovers easier. 

Sponsorship provided by Booksellers Tokens supports initiatives that encourage access to books and reading for everyone, including the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards and the NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.

Order Booksellers NZ Tokens online, or use a form.

Redemption Form for Booksellers NZ Tokens

How Book Tokens work in a financial sense for your store and business.

 

Books Gift Cards

Books Gift Cards

Alongside your Booksellers NZ tokens, you are now able to sell and redeem the Books Gift Card. This is sold and redeemed in member bookstores nationwide, including most independent bookshops and all Paper Plus and Take Note stores.

The Booksellers Gift Card can also be purchased through a range of third party retailers including New World, Pak N Save, Warehouse Stationery, BP Service Stations and Z Service Stations or you can purchase the gift card online through Gift Station. They can only be redeemed at member bookstores. 

Find out more, including how to sign up to redeem gift cards.

Order more gift card covers. 

EFTPOS Solutions & Merchant Services

Westpac have discounted member rates for processing Visa or MasterCard transactions and are the association's preferred bank for member banking and merchant services.

  • Discounted rates for electronic Visa & MasterCard transactions via EFTPOS
  • Preferential manual Zip Zap, Mail Order, and E-Commerce rates also available
  • Westpac's EFTPOS Solutions services and Paymark EFTPOS service fees are bundled for single account billing and statement.

Westpac Business & Personal Banking Benefits
Members are offered a range of personal and business banking benefits, giving you savings on almost every aspect of your personal and business banking needs.

Who to call and further details

Exchange Cards

Exchange Cards

The Booksellers Exchange Card system is a sales aid to booksellers for those customers who want to buy a book as a gift but who are unsure whether the book is appropriate or whether the recipient may already have read it.

Find out more about the Exchange Card system here. 

Buy Exchange Cards for your shop here.

Bags for order

READ and EAT SLEEP READ branded bags

A popular range of resuable bags and brown and white kraft bags are available at very competitive prices through Booksellers NZ, featuring 'Read' and 'Eat Sleep Read' promotional logos.  The brown or white paper bags can be overprinted with your store details.

Order Eat Sleep Read bags online or download the order form now.

Email membership@booksellers.co.nz if you wish to order 'Read' bags. An online form will be available shortly. Please note there is a 6-8 week turnaround for the small paper bags.  

Crombie Lockwood insurance package

Booksellers NZ operates a group insurance scheme through the world's largest insurance brokerage company, Crombie Lockwood Insurance Brokers. Premiums from Crombie Lockwood are very competitive and in most cases are significantly lower than individual booksellers could negotiate on their own behalf.

Find out more and learn what is covered, and who to call.

Retail NZ

Retail NZ Reduced Member Subscription

Members can enjoy many benefits as part of Booksellers NZ cross-membership agreement with Retail NZ at a reduced rate.

Retail NZ can assist with advice on employment and consumer issues, help when resolving employment disputes, advice on staff theft and shoplifting, and access to retail-focused advocacy services.

Find out more about this offer.

CourierPost

CourierPost Discounted Rates

CourierPost is New Zealand's premier courier provider, with a great reputation - and as Booksellers NZ members, you can save money while ensuring your parcel gets to the right destination at the right time!

Find out our great membership rates, and how to sign up. 

 

Z energy fuel card

Z Energy Fuel Card

Save money on petrol with a Z Energy Fuel Card, accepted at any of Z Energy locations nationwide.

This benefit is as a result of our relationship with Retail NZ.

Find out the benefits, and how to sign up

Kobo eReader and eBooks

Kobo eReader and eBooks deal

Booksellers NZ has partnered with global company Kobo to bring its eReading platform to Independent and Paper Plus bookstores around New Zealand. All BSNZ member bookstores can participate in the Kobo program, and offer their customers eReaders and eBooks from Kobo’s catalog of more than four million titles. BSNZ members share in the revenue on every sale.

Find out more about our relationship with Kobo

The Read and Preview of Reviews

The Read and the (little) read are our bi-weekly email newsletter full of book news and trade information. They are targeted at the book trade, primarily Booksellers and Associate Members. 

Preview of Reviews captures all the review action in the media in the coming weekend, and alerts you to the hot books of the moment, whether you are a reader or a bookseller. With information from a whole range of media, including NZ Listener, Radio NZ, NZ HeraldDominion PostOtago Daily Times, Pantograph Punch, The Sapling, and many more, this is what you need to set up your weekend reading and selling books. 

You as members are the primary audience of these newsletters, and you receive exclusive access to members-only articles and the Nielsen Bestsellers list as part of your membership. 

Find out more

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summer reading catalogue

Summer Reading Guide

As members of Booksellers NZ, you get exclusive access to the Summer Reading Guide, a catalogue showcasing the best Christmas and Summer titles available from New Zealand's publishers.  

After publishers submit titles, a longlist is compiled via votes from all booksellers involved, then the final list is narrowed down by a group of expert independent bookshop buyers. 

Each catalogue is personalised to your independent bookshop, and it is up to you how to use it in promotions. Many do a letterbox drop, place it in the local newspaper, or simply place it in bags as customers purchase books.

We provide this service to support our members to maximise sales at this incredibly important time of year. The service started in 2013, in response to Leading Edge moving out of books in the New Zealand market.