Members Resources

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. 

Order Booksellers Tokens online, or use a form

Redemption Form for Booksellers Tokens

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

How Booksellers Tokens work in a practical sense

Booksellers Gift Cards

Alongside your Booksellers tokens, you are able to sell and redeem the Booksellers 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, Countdown, The Warehouse and 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.

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. It gives buyers confidence that their book purchase will not be wasted.

Find out more about the Exchange Card system here. 

Buy Exchange Cards for your shop here.


From August, NZ booksellers will be able to sell Libro.FM memberships to their customers, encouraging them to use Libro.FM instead of Audible, etc. for their audiobook needs. Booksellers will get 10% of the membership revenue and 15% of the a la carte. (In the U.S., 80% of the revenue is from membership and 20% from a la carte.)

NZ booksellers can sign-up to get the Audiobook Listening Copies (ALCs) here

Bookshop owners/managers are able to pre-sign-up their bookshop here for the July 26, 2023 launch:

Retail NZ Membership

Members are entitled to all the benefits of retail NZ membership, including advice on employment and consumer issues, help when resolving employment disputes, advice on staff theft and shoplifting, and access to retail-focused advocacy services. Membership of Retail NZ is now automatic for all bookseller members of the association.

Retail NZ

Read and Love Books Shop Local branded bags

A popular range of reusable bags and brown and white kraft bags are available at very competitive prices through Booksellers Aotearoa, featuring the 'Read' promotional logo. The brown or white paper bags can be overprinted with your store details.

Love Books Shop Local bags are a new introduction, replacing the 'Eat Sleep Read' bags. You can order these online. The new bags are 30% recycled paper. 

Order your personalised brown paper bags using this form, and email your order direct to Please note there is a 6-8 week turnaround for the small paper bags. 

Bookseller Scholarships

Every year, Booksellers Aotearoa pays for a New Zealand bookseller to attend an international conference (2023 in Adelaide, Australia) and spend a few days as an intern at a bookshop in the same territory. This is a fantastic way to expand your horizons, make new contacts and learn new tips and skills. Apply for the 2023 scholarship now.


Access the RISE Bookselling network of exchanges, conferences and education programmes – organised by the European & International Booksellers Federation

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. 

The Read and Preview of Reviews

The Read is Booksellers Aotearoa’s weekly newsletter to the books and publishing industry. 

The Read features book news, trade news and highlights from the past week, and external links of interest to the New Zealand bookselling community – both NZ and international. 

Preview of Reviews lists (almost) all the books in media to be featured in the coming week, 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 RNZ, NZ HeraldOtago Daily Times, Newstalk ZB, The Spinoff Review of Books, and The Sapling, this is what you need to set up your weekend reading and selling books. 

Please refer here for information about New Releases. If you are a Member, either as a bookshop, or an associate, you are entitled to discounted advertising rates. 

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Summer Reading Guide

Bookseller members of Booksellers Aotearoa get exclusive access to the Summer Reading Guide, a catalogue showcasing the best Christmas and Summer titles available from New Zealand publishers.  

After publishers submit titles, selection is made by a group of expert independent bookshop buyers. 

Each catalogue is personalised to your 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.

This is a great way to maximise sales at this incredibly important time of year. 

Meridian Energy

“Meridian is working every day on the goal of protecting tomorrow which is why we support the Zero Carbon Act, sponsor of KidsCan and the Kākāpō Recovery Programme, and are committed to encouraging the uptake of innovative technologies like electric vehicles. Committed to the environment and sustainability just like us? 

We get that you’re busy and the last thing you may want to think about is changing power companies but we’ll find out if you could be better off. We may be able to save you money and make switching worthwhile.  Also, when you join, you’ll get up to $600 credit per store location*. You’ll also get a 12% prompt payment discount just for paying in full and on time. To help you manage cash flow, you can even pick your own payment date.  Plus you can access Meridian online tools to get a better handle on your power usage and what it’s costing you.

If you wish to enquire about the Booksellers Aotearoa rates, please email or phone Nick Redmond:
Phone: 03 335 3421 just ask for Nick Redmond”

OfficeMax Partnership

OfficeMax has everything you need, and a little bit more.

Office Max are proud to offer Booksellers Aotearoa a core range of products at privileged prices.

Find out more

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