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Where to buy books online in New Zealand

Whether you're after classic literature or the latest bestseller, these sites will ensure you never run out of reading material again.

With the price of books going up and up in shops, it’s no wonder people are turning to online stores for their next page-turner. To get the titles you want without paying crazy high prices, we’ve created a handy guide with the best sites to buy books online.

Whether you’re after an eBook to download onto your ereader or tablet, or a trashy novel to take to the beach, these stores have got you more than covered. Plus see which stores will ship your books to you for free!


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Rakuten Kobo

Kobo is one of the world’s most renowned electronic reading device brands, with a massive online store of eBooks and audiobooks.

With a selection of free reads available, daily deals and all the latest titles in stock, this online bookshop is your oyster.

  • All-you-can-read eBooks with Kobo Plus
  • Gift cards available
  • Earn Super Points for your love of reading
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Paper Plus

Paper Plus is a favourite store for the latest titles and best reads, but did you know that its online store has even more books to choose from?

This Kiwi retailer has books for adults, teens and kids, plus stationery, games, toys and craft items.

  • Free delivery on orders over $49.99
  • Use Afterpay for purchases over $50
  • Free click and collect
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Book Depository

If you’re looking for a varied selection of reading material, The Book Depository boasts in excess of 20 million titles.

Get swept away in a whirlwind romance, enjoy an edge-of-your-seat page-turning thriller, or sink your teeth into a sci-fi adventure. With such a diverse collection of titles on offer, the only thing you have to be worried about is being spoilt for choice.

  • Free delivery worldwide
  • Secure shopping with high-grade SSL
  • Prices in NZD
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Booktopia has 6 million titles to discover across fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, textbooks and academic books.

Australian-owned Booktopia has over 100,000 titles in stock and ready to ship. Find everything from cooking books to young adult novels to travel guides with ebooks and audiobooks to consider as well.

  • $9.95 flat rate shipping
  • Download the app
  • Magazines and stationery available
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Attention readers: If you have a book in mind, it’s highly likely that Amazon has it.

Amazon is a one-stop shop for purchasing goods online, and books are no exception. It has a massive selection of Kindle eBooks you can download and dive into in an instant.

  • 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
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Google Play Books

Find your next great read on your smartphone or tablet.

If you prefer eBooks over physical page-turners, head to Google Play Books and download fiction or non-fiction titles. Or, check out what audiobooks are available.

  • Under $5 section
  • See recommendations based on your reading history
  • Some books are free!
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Better World Books

Bookshop and charity in one, Better World Books has lets you read while it does a good deed.

For every book purchased at Better World Books, it will donate another to someone in need.

  • Free delivery on all orders
  • Over 29 million books donated so far
  • Shop the bargain bin and nab books for less than $10
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This New Zealand-based marketplace makes online shopping a breeze by pulling thousands of brands into one easy-to-shop site.

Search for a new book for you, a friend or a family member on this easy-to-use site. Sign up to Market Club+ and enjoy free shipping when you spend $45 or more.

  • Pay with Zip
  • Free returns
  • Free shipping for TheMarket Club members
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Catch is all about daily deals, and lucky for us that includes deals on books.

This online retailer specialises in big discounts, you may never have to pay the RRP for a kid’s book, cookbook, novel or lifestyle book ever again.

  • New deals added daily
  • Delivery costs $9.99
  • 28-day return policy

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Onceit is a popular online shopping portal that gives Kiwis access to premium wares at insider prices.

It may not have the largest selection of books in town, but Onceit is worth checking out for discounts on books for both adults and kids.

  • Buy now, pay later with Afterpay
  • $6.99 flat rate shipping
  • 30-day hassle-free returns
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Books and entertainment for busy households sorted.

NZ Game Shop provides all the diversity you could ask for to keep your whole family happy and entertained, whatever their pastime preferences.

  • Free delivery on orders over $60
  • Hassle-free returns
  • Earn Player Points when you shop
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NZSALE is where you can find all sorts of items from top brands at discounted prices.

Another site to save on your reading material, NZSALE is a good place to look for children’s and educational books. You can also find box sets for popular collections such as Disney, Peppa Pig and Dr Suess.

  • Up to 75% off
  • Afterpay, Genoapay and Zip available
  • Discounted delivery with Select

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Up to 80% off daily deals

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Save up to 69% on history, self-help books, biography, inspirational books and more. Hurry, while stocks last. Exclusions, T&Cs apply.

45% off Midnight Sun

Enjoy 45% off Stephanie Meyer's Midnight Sun at The Book Depository. T&Cs apply.

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25% off Top 100 Best-sellers

Save 25% on best-selling books like Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, The Testaments, 488 Rules for Life, and more at Booktopia. T&Cs apply.

Up to 30% off newest ebooks

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FREE shipping within New Zealand

Shop homeware, electronics, books, shoes, accessories, makeup and more at Fishpond and enjoy FREE shipping on all orders within New Zealand. T&Cs apply.

FREE delivery on orders over $60

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FREE delivery worldwide

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Up to 90% off textbooks

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$9 off your first 6 books and $1.50 off each additional book

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Enjoy FREE shipping on all orders at Better World Books. T&Cs apply.

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Simply add your chosen print books, ebooks, bundles or PDF chapters to your basket, and the cheaper of the three will be yours free of charge. Applies to full-priced products only. Excludes pre-order titles in both their print and digital versions. T&Cs apply.

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