NZ Bookshop Day 2017

We’ve set a date! NZ Bookshop Day 2017 will be held on Saturday 28 October. We are already getting media excited, and we have been working with FitzBeck Creative and illustrator Giselle Clarkson on a whole new look for our point of sale this year. Not only will your stores be excited about creating displays with it, but your customers will be begging you for any spare posters once the campaign has concluded.

Bookshops: Register your events today!

We are looking forward to even more fabulous events, even more celebration, and even more reasons to love your local in this, the third iteration of this pinnacle of the bookshops’ calendar. The New Zealand Society of Authors is also creating events for NZ Book Week, in the week leading up to NZ Bookshop Day, from 23-29 October.

As the ‘Love Letter to your Bookshop’ competition was so enjoyed last year, we will be running this campaign once again. Here are a few entries to remind you just why you love your bookshop:

Marcus Hobson for Books A Plenty, Tauranga 
‘Bookshops are gateways to a thousand other worlds, ten thousand imaginations and a million possibilities.’

Michelle Hossack for McLeod’s Booksellers in Rotorua 
‘No on-line store can compete with the thrill of standing in front of the walls of real books, considering covers and authors to decide which I might take home to lose myself in, which world of imagination I will visit today.’

Andrea Wright for Take Note Foxton
‘A bookshop we can’t do without!
It’s vital to our town!
So keep your doors wide open!
My bookshop is: a jewel in Foxton’s crown!’