NZ Bookshop Day was Saturday 27 October 2018

This year saw us celebrate NZ Bookshop Day for the fourth time. Thousands of people went into their local bookshops and bought books to celebrate their third place: their local bookshop. Over 60 bookshops up and down New Zealand celebrated the day with events, specials and plenty of storytelling. Click through the Flickr album below to see a few highlights from Auckland and Wellington regions. 

NZ Bookshop Day 2018

Our posters this year declared 'Love Books, Shop Local' and 'He Whakatā He Pukapuka - A rest means a book', alongside 'It's not hoarding if its books' and 'Love your brain. Read a book.'

Don't wait for next NZ Bookshop Day to celebrate your favourite community bookshop: head into any of our member stores now and talk to a booklover. 

The NZ Bookshop Day competition closed at midnight on Saturday, 27 October 2018. We guarantee no data entered in this form will be shared with any third party, or used for any purpose other than the entry into this competition. The winner of the online draw will be randomly drawn on Wednesday, 7 November 2018. The online draw is entirely separate to the physical draw, which will be randomly drawn on Friday, 16 November 2018, and the prize is separate. You may enter both draws if you wish.

If you wish to contact Booksellers NZ about this competition, please email with 'NZ Bookshop Day' in the subject line. The Bestseller of the Decade will be announced on Friday, 17 November 2018.