Books & Gifts DirectBooks & Gifts Direct - New Zealand
Books and Gifts Direct is New Zealand’s largest direct seller of books and gifts. We sell our products from lunchrooms and reception desks in more than 55,000 workplaces around Australia and New Zealand. You can find our product at workplaces that include schools, childcare centers, office buildings and community centers.

Contact Info

Books & Gifts Direct
New Zealand
135B Morrin Road
St Johns, Auckland, 1072
New Zealand

Tel: +64 09 477 0012
Fax:
 +64 09 486 8821

Contact:
Joseph Craven, Managing Director
     nzinfo@booksgiftsdirect.com



Master Franchise Regional Offices

New Zealand - North Island
135B Morrin Road
St Johns, Auckland, 1072
New Zealand
Tel: +64 9 574 6695
Fax: +64 9 574 6697
Email: northisland@booksgiftsdirect.com

New Zealand - South Island
247 Annex Road
Middleton, Christchurch, 8024
New Zealand
Tel: +64 3 343 2321
Fax: +64 3 343 2621
Email: southisland@booksgiftsdirect.com



Our Story
Books & Gifts Direct has joined two great companies; Lifetime Distributors and Premier Books, which previously operated as the leading display marketing businesses in Australia and New Zealand, respectively.

The merger of the two businesses in Australia and New Zealand allows a great opportunity to take advantage of the direct sales network with renewed energy.

In 2010 we celebrated our 20th anniversary, and in early 2014, we changed our name from Lifetime Distributors and Premier Books to Books & Gifts Direct, to more accurately reflect what we do.

Today, we’re proud to have more than 200 franchisees and sub-contractors throughout Australia and New Zealand. We sell more than 4 million books and gifts per year, including products from Harper Collins, Murdoch Books, Random House, Penguin, DK Publishing, Quarto Group, Hachette Australia, ABC Books, Village Roadshow and Australian Women’s Weekly.

We are owned by The Quarto Group (LSE: QRT), which is the world's leading international illustrated non-fiction book publisher and distribution group, and is listed on the London Stock Exchange.


The Secret to Our Success
We attribute our success to 5 key ingredients:

1. First and foremost, we sell a great range of books and gifts. We know the book and gift market inside out, and we handpick all our products. We know what’s out there already, and what’s on its way. We know what’s good and what’s bad. Just as importantly, it’s our passion. The only thing we love more than uncovering new gems, is sharing them with like-minded people.

2. Our books and gifts sell at up to 70% off recommended retail price. As the leading direct seller of books and gifts across Australia and New Zealand, we have strong buying power. And without the overheads of a shop front or an online store, we can afford to pass on significant savings.

3. Our customers can touch, feel and even smell our products before ordering, all without the hassle of finding a place to park at the shops or the security worries of using a credit card online.

4. We deliver customer orders to their workplace for free every two weeks.

5. All our products come with a money-back guarantee. If someone decides they don’t like what they bought, all they have to do is tell us, and we’ll give their money back, no questions asked.

January 24, 2017
Amelia Earhart and Mabrook! A World of Muslim Weddings, both from Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, and The Hello Atlas from Wide Eyed Editions have been selected as part of the Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2017 in the US. This annual cooperative project of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and the Children’s Book Council aims to gather “an annual reading list of exceptional books for use in social studies classrooms, selected by social studies educators.” Read More.
January 19, 2017
Author of Unseen London and London Uncovered published by Frances Lincoln, an imprint of The Quarto Group, Peter Dazeley has been awarded The British Empire Medal in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list for his services to photography and charity. Read More.
July 25, 2016
LONDON, 20 July 2016 – The Quarto Group (LSE: QRT) is pleased to announce the following Leadership appointments, effective from 1 January 2017 and reporting to Marcus E. Leaver, Chief Executive Officer of The Quarto Group. Read More.
July 8, 2015
The Quarto Group is delighted to announce the launch of QuartoKnows.com, a new consumer facing site that showcases and promotes The Quarto Group's entire global publishing programme. The site allows consumers to discover more books in subjects they are interested in and presents books in ten subject areas each distinctly branded with a unique icon: Quarto Cooks, Quarto Homes, Quarto Drives, Quarto Kids, Quarto Lives (health & MBS), Quarto Plays (sport & games), Quarto Creates (art, craft & design), Quarto Thinks (culture), Quarto Explores (history, travel, science) and Quarto Gifts. Read More.
April 23, 2014
The Quarto Group was featured in Publishers Weekly London Book Show Daily on April 9, 2014. Here are a few excerpts from the article. Read More.
February 26, 2014
Quarto (LSE: QRT.L), the leading global illustrated book publisher and distribution group, on February 26 announced a rebrand of its publishing divisions, comprising new names and a new visual identity, which better represents how the divisions work together. With shared domestic, international and foreign language sales teams Quarto is one integrated supplier to customers worldwide. The new names and logos make this clear while capitalizing on the company's 38-year-old heritage. Read More.