The new, fast and easy way to browse and buy books from NZ bookstores

BookHub, a new site where New Zealand readers can browse and buy books from more than 70 bookstores around Aotearoa launched earlier this month. The site is a collaboration between independent bookstores and is a game changer for booklovers in Aotearoa. 

Booksellers Aotearoa New Zealand’s project manager for BookHub Tony Moores explains that the site is a major disrupter to online bookselling.

“We’re proud to have developed the only website in the English-speaking world that offers book buyers access to the inventory of independent bookstores nationwide, all in one place. 

“With more than a million local and international titles to choose from, Bookhub’s introduction means there is now a site for Kiwis to buy their books online that supports our bookstores. 

An independent study commissioned in 2021 by Read NZ Te Pou Muramura found that 35% of New Zealanders bought their books online from overseas websites. 

“We want online book buyers to choose BookHub. Using the site is more sustainable and it means consumers’ money stays here in New Zealand, supporting local economies and communities. It also means faster delivery of books.”

Mr Moores adds that buyers can liaise directly with a locally-based bookseller about their order, not a web bot or an online submission form.  

“BookHub stands up to commercial and offshore competitors and at the same time enhances existing New Zealand bookshop websites.”.

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