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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Email email@example.com 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 Herald, Dominion Post, Otago 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.
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.