The top 10 sites to buy books online 2020
From classic literature to the latest bestseller, find the perfect places to buy books online and check out the discount codes below to help cut costs.
With the price of your favourite books going up and up in shops, it’s no wonder people are turning to online booksellers for their next page-turner. So, with the growing number of online book purchases, we’ve created a handy guide to find the perfect place to purchase your next read.
Australia-based online bookseller Booktopia ships more than 2 million orders out every year.
Booktopia is an award-winning, trusted online retailer of books. With frequent promotions enabling customers to save up to 25% off their top 100 best-selling titles and a bargain section, there’s always a great deal up for grabs.
- Fast delivery service with fair postage costs to New Zealand
- Selection of more than four million titles
- Booktopia won the Australian National Book Retailer of the Year for 2016
An online-only bookshop, Wordery offers a discount off the RRP on most of the titles it sells, plus free shipping on every order.
Serving its customer base of three million and growing, Wordery houses a selection of more than eight million titles. It has a clean, easy-to-use website that’s neatly divided into categories.
- Free delivery on all orders
- Referral programme lets you save 5%
- You can sign up for newsletters which offer special sales and promotions
An eReader that lets you read millions of books by carrying just one.
Kobo is one of the world’s most renowned eBook reader. With a selection of free reads available and all the latest titles in stock the world this online bookshop is your oyster.
- Free eBooks available
- Gift cards are available
- Earn Super Points for your love of reading
One of the biggest names in online book shopping. If you have a book in mind, it’s likely Amazon has it.
Amazon’s quickly become a one-stop shop for purchasing goods online, and it has a massive selection of Kindle eBooks you can download and dive into in an instant. Enjoy binge reading your favourite authors now.
- Unrivalled catalogue of titles at your fingertips
- Sign up to Kindle Unlimited for unlimited access to your favourite eBooks and Audiobooks
- Daily deals and discounts on top titles
Bookshop and charity in one, Better World Books has just about every title you can imagine.
For every book purchased at Better World Books, it will donate another to someone in need. So shopping with Better World Books is just doing a good deed.
- Free delivery on all orders
- Offers newly printed copies and used books at great discounts
- Shop the bargain bin and nab books for less than $10
Shop New Zealand’s largest range of reading material online.
Want access to over 25 million products, free shipping and best prices guaranteed? Fishpond is a homegrown gem that delivers all the reading material you could ask for direct to your door.
- Free delivery to New Zealand and Australia postal addresses
- Daily deals section for bargain hunters
- Register for a free account for personalised recommendations
10. The Nile
When you’re looking for a library of titles guaranteed to please the whole family, put your trust in New Zealand’s own online bookstore.
The Nile lets you shop online risk free with free shipping and returns, and a secure online payment system. Enjoy browsing a catalogue of fiction, children’s literature and non-fiction titles to find your next page-turner.
- Free delivery to all New Zealand addresses
- 30-day free returns
- Sign up to the newsletter for special offers direct to your inbox
Which of these retailers offers free delivery?
- Book Depository — Free worldwide delivery
- Booktopia — Flat fee of $6.95 per order (New Zealand and Australia)
- Wordery — Free delivery on all orders
- Kobo — Quick and free downloads to your eReader
- Amazon — Quick and free downloads to your Kindle
- Better World Books — Free delivery on all orders
- Fishpond — Free delivery on all orders to New Zealand and Australia addresses
- The Nile — Free delivery to all New Zealand addresses
- NZ Game Shop — Free delivery on orders over $60