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Storytelling & Bookshop Love Pulls Punters on Bookshop Day

Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 9:48 am | Booksellers NZ

'Bookshops are gateways to a thousand other worlds, ten thousand imaginations and a million possibilities,’ wrote Marcus Hobson in his winning Love Letter to your Bookshop entry last year. More >>

Hugely Successful Weekend for Featherston Booktown

Monday, 15 May 2017, 4:00 pm | Booksellers NZ

Scores of primary school children clutching $10 vouchers, eager to choose their own books from more than 15 new, second hand and antiquarian booksellers in ANZAC Hall was an outstanding feature of the third Featherston Booktown at the weekend. More >>

Love Letter to Bookshops: ‘Gateways to a thousand worlds'

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 11:48 am | Booksellers NZ

Booksellers NZ is delighted to announce that the winner of the ‘Love Letter to Bookshops’ competition, held as part of the NZ Bookshop Day festivities, is Marcus Hobson, who wrote a love letter to Books A Plenty bookshop, in Tauranga. [Image attached, ... More >>

NZ Bookshop Day to be held on Saturday, 29 October

Tuesday, 4 October 2016, 12:46 pm | Booksellers NZ

NZ Bookshop Day to be held on Saturday, 29 October Quirky events, author readings, competition and fun times for bookshop lovers This year’s NZ Bookshop Day – Your Place, Your Bookshop to be held on Saturday, 29 Octoberpromises to be a cracker of ... More >>

Government in knots on GST

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 4:12 pm | Booksellers NZ

The Government seems to be tying itself in knots over the collection of GST on small value goods including books bought from overseas online retailers, according to Booksellers NZ. More >>

New GST Bill Suits Big Business Only

Monday, 16 November 2015, 5:00 pm | Booksellers NZ

There is nothing for small businesses and their communities in the Bill being introduced which requires foreign online retailers to collect GST on digital and intangible services according to Booksellers NZ CEO, Lincoln Gould. More >>

NZ Bookshops are Thriving, not just Surviving

Tuesday, 27 October 2015, 11:41 am | Booksellers NZ

A new wave of optimism among New Zealand’s booksellers underpins the inaugural NZ Bookshop Day – Your Place, Your Bookshop being held in 180 book stores nationwide all day on Saturday, 31 October. More >>

NZ Bookshop Day To Be Held on Saturday, 31 October 2015

Wednesday, 9 September 2015, 10:34 am | Booksellers NZ

The first ever NZ Bookshop Day – Your Place, Your Bookshop is to be held on Saturday, 31 October in unique and vibrant local celebrations among 175 bookshops taking part from Invercargill to Whangarei. More >>

Aussies go halfway on GST - NZ needs whole job done

Thursday, 14 May 2015, 9:29 am | Booksellers NZ

New Zealand bricks and mortar stores will continue to face unfair competition from foreign online retailers if the NZ Government follows Australia and only closes the GST loophole on sales of digital items such as e-books, films and music. More >>

Featherston Becomes International Booktown

Tuesday, 14 April 2015, 4:04 pm | Booksellers NZ

The small Wairarapa town of Featherston is connecting to its history with WW1 and railways to become New Zealand’s member of the International Organisation of Booktowns ( IOB ). More >>

Jill Trevelyan's story of Peter McLeavey is Book of the Year

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 3:10 pm | Booksellers NZ

The story of Wellington art dealer Peter McLeavey and his gallery has won the prestigious New Zealand Post Book of the Year 2014 in a glittering ceremony in Wellington this evening. Peter McLeavey: The life and times of a New Zealand art dealer is also the ... More >>

Christchurch and Auckland Booksellers win Kobo Scholarship

Wednesday, 30 October 2013, 3:16 pm | Booksellers NZ

The first Kobo Booksellers NZ Scholars to attend the American Booksellers Association annual Winter Institute (Wi9) are Jenna Todd of Time Out Bookstore, Auckland and Jared Raines of Paper Plus Northlands in Christchurch. More >>

Budget missed an opportunity – Booksellers NZ

Thursday, 16 May 2013, 5:13 pm | Booksellers NZ

Booksellers NZ is disappointed the Government did not make a budget statement of intent to clean up the $400 million loophole in the collection of GST. More >>

“Indecent” book seized from Wellington bookshop

Wednesday, 23 November 2011, 12:58 pm | Booksellers NZ

A copy of Bloody Mama, banned in 1971 by the now defunct Indecent Publications Tribunal has been seized today (Wednesday) from Book Haven in Newton, Wellington by the Internal Affairs Department. More >>

New Governance Group for New Zealand Book Awards

Monday, 3 October 2011, 2:37 pm | Booksellers NZ

Auckland University Press publisher, Sam Elworthy has been elected chair of the New Zealand Book Awards Governance Group, a new body established by the book industry to oversee the two book awards programmes sponsored by New Zealand Post. Elworthy ... More >>

2011 THORPE-Bowker New Zealand Book Industry Awards

Tuesday, 19 July 2011, 3:20 pm | Booksellers NZ

The New Zealand Book Industry celebrated the best of New Zealand’s Booksellers and Publishers at an annual awards function at Te Papa. The winners in the various categories are: THORPE-Bowker Regional Bookseller of the Year North Island Benny’s ... More >>

Book industry “re-invigorated” by Whitcoulls sale.

Friday, 27 May 2011, 1:57 pm | Booksellers NZ

New Zealand’s book industry will be re-invigorated by the retention of the Whitcoulls and Borders brands according to Booksellers NZ Chairman, Hamish Wright. More >>

Booksellers Tokens remain the trusted gift currency

Tuesday, 1 March 2011, 2:44 pm | Booksellers NZ

Amidst recent confusion surrounding the validity of book vouchers, Booksellers NZ, the trade association for bookshops nationwide, reassures customers their Booksellers Book Tokens are secure and guaranteed. More >>

Booksellers Tokens remain the trusted gift currency

Tuesday, 1 March 2011, 1:23 pm | Booksellers NZ

Amidst recent confusion surrounding the validity of book vouchers, Booksellers NZ, the trade association for bookshops nationwide, reassures customers their Booksellers Book Tokens are secure and guaranteed. More >>

Christchurch Booksellers Relief Fund Established

Friday, 25 February 2011, 2:29 pm | Booksellers NZ

A fund for the relief of Booksellers in earthquake devastated Christchurch has been established by Booksellers NZ. Chairman Hamish Wright advises that a number of members had approached the Association asking how they might be able to help their fellow ... More >>

 

 

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