Storytime Award-Winning Books & Toys for Kids, Whangarei
Dr Seuss Day
Celebrate all things that are Seuss from one of our favourite children's authors at your favourite Children's Bookshop - Storytime! Games, fun and activities in store from 10am till 5pm. 


Time Out Bookstore, Mt Eden
It's Howl-O-Ween at Time Out
Celebrate a spooky NZ Bookshop Day at Auckland's Dog-Friendly Bookstore! Bring your pups in for a 'doggy bag' of goodies. Tricks and treats for the rest of the family too. The best canine costume receives a copy of Wolfy thanks to our friends at Gecko Press.
We'll also announce the winner of our inaugural Book Review Competition. One child and one adult reviewer will receive a Bespoke BiMonthly Book Subscription for 2018!

The Women's Bookshop, Ponsonby
SURPRISES & PRIZES! Bookshops are often places where you find the very thing you didn't know you wanted.
Stopping Passers-By! An artist will be stopping passers-by on the pavement, by painting colourful illustrations on the outside of our shop window from 11.30am to 1.30pm.
Spot Prizes! We have heaps of give-away books - enough to give a Spot Prize every 10 minutes from 10am to 5pn!! No matter what time customers come in, they will have a chance to WIN! They can select their own prize from the scintillating stack. 

PLUS: Visit two of the best bookshops in Ponsonby - and win! 
On NZ Bookshop Day, buy any book at both The Women's Bookshop AND the Dorothy Butler Children's Bookshop down the road, get a stamp from both shops, and WIN a children's picture book - choose from the delicious pile.

The Dorothy Butler Bookshop, Ponsonby
Meet Jessica Townsend and Kat Mereweather
11:00 am - Meet Australian author Jessica Townsend, author of global hit Nevermoor. We are looking forward to a magical hour with Jessica as she reads from and talks about the book- and signs copies for those lucky enough to buy one! The publication rights for the book were hotly contested, and this will be the first stop for Jessica on a 6 month world publicity tour.

2:00 pm - Kiwicorn and Kuwi's Kitchen Book Launch with author/illustrator Kat Merewether. 'Kuwi's Kitchen' is that perfect first cookbook for kiwi kids with lots of easy-to-make delicious and nutritious recipes. The second book 'Kiwicorn' is about a little creature who is strong, sassy and smart and not afraid to be herself. 'Kiwicorn' celebrates life and encourages little people to be confident and positive too. There'll be readings, treats and music with kid's singer Chanelle.

The Booklover, Milford
Pirate Storytime
It's Pirate Market Day in Milford, so come in-store for pirate book readings for children and pirate dress-up sessions! There will be four sessions from 9.30am, through to 3.00pm. 

Readaway Books, Howick
Market Window Display
Go and spot their wonderful window display with the POS material of NZ books and books written by local authors.

Other bookshops in Auckland and nearby that will be holding events to celebrate NZ Bookshop Day include Paradox Books, DevonportMatakana Village Bookshop; and Unity Books on High Street.


Carson's Bookshop, Thames
Hosting the launch of Dawn McMillan and Ross Kinnair'ds new book Charlie (Oratia Press). Come and meet this bestselling author/illustrator team! 

Penny's Bookstore, Hamilton will also be celebrating the day, plans to be confirmed. 

Bay of Plenty

McLeod's Booksellers, Rotorua
McLeod's invites you to join them in a treasure hunt. From 11am, they host story-telling with Tom Moffatt (author of Barking Mad) and Angela Frank, everyone is welcome.

Books A Plenty, Tauranga
Tauranga Arts Festival continues on Bookshop Day weekend. There will be displays and signings in-store for that and NZ Bookshop Day. 

Hawke's Bay 

Wardini Books, Napier
10.30am, author/illustrator Donovan Bixley will be in-store, promoting his latest Flying Furballs book and The Christmas Looky Book, and drawing whatever mad ideas people would like to throw at him.
Charity Norman will be instore to talk about See You in September.

Wardini Books, Havelock North
It's Village Carnival Day in Havelock North.

Beattie & Forbes Booksellers, Napier
Take your little ones to Dream Ayla Dream Story time with Soona Song and Beattie & Forbes' own Val at 11 am
And one for the dog lovers out there - come and celebrate Fiona Tomlinson Photographer's new book Old Dog's Wisdom at 12pm
AND Free Crazy Good coffee with your book purchases.

There wil be events and celebrations at Poppies Bookshop, Havelock North. These events TBC.  


There will be events and celebrations at BookStop Gallery, New Plymouth and Poppies, New Plymouth

Manawatu/ Whanganui

Bruce McKenzie Booksellers, Palmerston North
Bruce McKenzie Booksellers are supporting an event at 3pm at Events Central, City Library, George Street, Palmerston North.
Kate De Goldi and Susan Paris will give an illustrated talk and answer question about the making of Annual 2.
There will be a book signing afterwards. You can also collect a free “NZ Bookshop Day” linen carry bag.


Hedley's Bookshop, Masterton 
Hedley's Bookshop is celebrating 110 years in businesss and on Bookshop Day you can get all day discount on books of 11%.

Head along at 2pm to join the monthly kids book club for years 7-8 and find lots of reading copies to share, chocolate bars to eat, and books to talk about!

At 3.30pm, you can go to the first monthly 'Book Meet'  is at 3.30pm. This is a gathering of book-minded locals in an informal setting to chat about anything book-related, have a browse of the books after hours, share a drink, and meet new people in the community.

Paper Plus, Masterton
Paper Plus Masterton is inviting you to come dressed as your favourite book character and join in the fun of storytelling, spot prizes and giveaways...see if you can guess which characters the staff are! 25% discount off books all day *offer excludeds already discounted titles.

Messines Bookshop, Featherston
Messines will be celebrating New Zealand Bookshop day with a demonstration from 11am of the popular activity of war gaming with Warren Hart, Andrew and Mark Stanton, all very experienced and well known national wargamers of many years. Andrew in particular is also a multiple prize winning painter of miniatures at various tournaments. Both Andrew and Mark are members of the Hutt Valley Wargaming club and both have been play testers for many years for Flames of War. The two games they will be demonstrating are Saga, a 28mm Viking Skirmish game, and Congo, a 28 mm game set in Africa involving wild animals, native Africans and white colonisers.

Also in Featherston, For the Love of Books, Loco Coffee & Books will be celebrating. 


Unity Books, Wellington
Explore and win NZ books

Visit Unity Books Wellington on NZ Bookshop Day and take part in the 'Explore and win competition'.  You get to select your chosen NZ book title and author, your name and email address to go in the draw. This competition is open only on NZ Bookshop Day, and the draw will take place on  Tuesday, the 31st of October.
Also, Tom Scott will be in-store at 11am to celebrate NZ Bookshop Day. Get your copy of his fantastic new book Drawn Out, A Seriously Funny Memoir for Tom to sign and go into the draw to win a Tom Scott original drawing.

Vic Books, Kelburn
Storytime extravaganza 
Vic books Kelburn are doing a storytime extravaganza with a specially constructed  theatre inside the store. There will be children's performances and a more performative version of Baz MacDonald's story time.

The Children's Bookshop, Kilbirnie 
Get to The Children's Bookshop at 11am for storytime for preschoolers up to age 7, featuring Sacha Cotter and Josh Morgan (Keys; The Marble Maker) and Ruth Paul (Dinosaur Dad, Stomp, My Meerkat Mum), as well as Sarah Grundy (The Curious Ar-chew).
From 5pm to 7pm they are hosting the book launch for How Not to Stop a Kidnap Plot by Suzanne Main, published by Scholastic NZ.
On Sunday 29 October at 10am, they will host the book launch for The Longest Breakfast, by Jenny Bornholdt and Sarah Davis. 

Take Note, Tawa
Take Note Tawa is celebrating all month with 'Your Book Pick & Purchase Competition'. You can go into a draw to win by filling in an entry card telling us why you picked and purchased the book (one entry per book purchased). This will be drawn on Saturday 28th October at close of business. The competition runs along aside the 'Love Your Bookshop competition' at our store. 
NZ Bookshop Day is also the Tawa community day, called Spring into Tawa 2017. Come in-store that day and chat to our staff, who will be celebrating all dressed up in book/character themes. We have a prize draw for correct entries, which must include at least one correct book or character.

Ekor Bookshop & Cafe
Ekor's staff will be treating their wonderful customers to a little day of Scandinavian wonders! Beautiful Scandinavian books (some Scandinavian books in their original languages) and food - including our ever popular Moomin range and traditional hot Danish pancakes made specially on the day by our resident Danish Ekorian, special cold Flat Whites on sale one day only from People's Coffee, with the best Swedish barista in town, Lars Bringzen serving up wonderful coffees all day, and gifts from all over Scandinavia! 

Come and experience a little Scandinavian magic for NZ Bookshop Day at Ekor Bookshop & Cafe!

Millwood Gallery, Thorndon
An Afternoon with Stephen Daisley

Millwood Gallery is hosting Stephen Daisley at 3:30 pm, a special opportunity to hear the current Creative New Zealand Randell Cottage Writing Fellow read. In 2016 Stephen won the inaugural Ockham Book Award for Fiction with his novel Coming Rain and, in Australia, Stephen won the Prime Minister's Literary Award for Fiction for his first novel Traitor

Other bookshops celebrating in Wellington include Marsden Books, Karori and Arty Bees Books Ltd, with event details to be confirmed.


Page & Blackmore Booksellers, Nelson
Come along for a tour of Page and Blackmore bookshop and get to see the what's in the backroom, the office and our new event space. There is a lucky-dip box for the kids and also a good supply of printed cloth bags for customers. 
We also have a special promotion of local authors lined up, so head in and check it out!  

VOLUME Books, Nelson 
Reading the Booker and Bookshop Bingo

From 2:00 pm, Volume Books are holding a 'Reading the Booker' session. Come along, discuss or listen to others discuss the books on the short list for the 2017 Man Booker Prize.
At 2:45pm, we are toasting the launch of Casual Shorts, a series of short, interesting publications
Then we are drawing our Bookshop Bingo competition. Fill your card by completing book-positive and bookshop-positive activities and go in the draw to win a six-month VOLUME Reading subscription. This competition opened on 2nd October, and closes at 3pm on NZ Bookshop Day. See you there!


Scorpio Books, Christchurch
To celebrate Harper Collins Publishers' 200th Anniversary, Scorpio Books have chosen 14 of their favourite HarperCollins bestsellers and priced them at $10 each on NZ Bookshop Day, so get in store and grab a bargain!

10.30am - 12.30pm - Children’s Writing Workshop with Juliette Maclver, the award-winning author of That's not a Hippopotamus! Sponsored by Gecko Press and suitable for ages 8-13. Tickets are $10 and includes a free book. There are limited spaces, be quick and purchase your ticket- email Don't miss out!

From 5.30pm, Scorpio Books and WORD Christchurch present The Great Lit Quiz & Ngaio Marsh Awards. Put together a team of book-enthusiasts for a quiz of crime novels and other genres! Purchase your tickets and you also gain entry to the invitation-only Ngaio Marsh Awards cocktail party, where the winners will be announced. Each table of up to 5 people. The Awards are from 5.30 - 6.30pm, then the quiz is at 7pm and there are spot prizes too. Drinks and nibbles will be provided.
Price: $80 per table (up to 5 players)
Email, to purchase your table. 

AND Make a purchase at Scorpio Books on NZ Bookshop Day and Support Your Local School. Choose a Christchurch School to receive 15% of your purchase to spend on books of their choice.

Piccadilly Books, Bishopdale
Fairy and Pirate Party!

Come along to storytelling sessions at 11am, and 2pm. Dress up and win some great book prizes. 

University Bookshop, Canterbury 

Central Otago

The Twizel Bookshop 
Twizel bookshop is celebrating all day long starting at 9.00 am with events for readers young and old, celebrating the best of NZ literature and the written word. Go in-store and join the NZ bookshop Day celebrations. 

Paper Plus, Wanaka
Come and visit our shop horse once again from 10am this NZ Bookshop Day! And meet Annabel Langbein between 12.30 - 1.30pm and have a chat, and get your books signed. 


Otago University Bookshop
The University Book Ship is always heavy with treasure, so wear your best pirate outfit to The University Bookshop in Otago from 10am -4pm, and celebrate books and bookshops with piratical treats in store all day. Pirate Cupcakes! Gold doubloons! Enjoy them... or add them to your hoard. There will be treasure hunting and pirate crafts and you can make your own parrot, or maybe you need a silver hook?

At 10.30am, 12.30am and 2.30pm, they will host pirate story-times and perhaps the odd sea-shanty. See live writers writing at the Captain’s table and you could share a doubloon or two with them, after all, they are creating treasure for us all!