Book Tokens

The perfect gift and the best reward.

Brought to you by Booksellers NZ, serving booksellers and book lovers since 1921.


Choose the value of your gift by selecting from the tokens below. You can combine tokens to make any amount you want.


We’ll courier your tokens to you or your recipient. Yes, they’re physical tokens in a printed folder. We’ll even put a personalised message inside the folder for you.


The tokens can be redeemed at over 200 Booksellers NZ member stores all over New Zealand, including Paper Plus and Take Note stores, and they are valid for two years.

Tokens are the perfect gift for any age.

They’re New Zealand’s only national book vouchers, redeemable at over 200 bookshops all over the country.

Booksellers Aotearoa is the trade association for New Zealand’s independent booksellers and has been supporting the bookselling sector since 1921.

We hold in reserve more funds than are required to redeem all un-used tokens, which means a Book Token is a 100% safe gift option.

Our Tokens are valid for two years from the date of purchase, so for example, a token purchased on 1/03/2023 will be valid until 1/03/2025.

We courier tokens every week day, except between 25 December and 5 January.

What Value Should I buy?

If you are visiting this store from overseas, welcome! Here is a guide to the range of prices for books in New Zealand:

  • Children’s Books: $12-$25 for Junior Fiction and YA novels, $19-$30+ for Picture Books and Non-fiction
  • Adult Fiction: $25-$40 for a novel
  • Adult Non-fiction: $35-$50 for non-illustrated paperback, $4-$75 for illustrated paperback, $50-$150 for illustrated hardback

Have friends and family in Australia? Purchase Australian Tokens
Have friends and family in the UK? Purchase UK Tokens

Redeem your NZ Booksellers Tokens at these member bookshops, or buy them in person at your local Tokens bookseller.