Shopping with Us

Here’s how we’re operating across the alert levels.

Level 4

Our physical store is closed and our team are answering enquiries remotely.
Our online store is open and accepting orders however, no deliveries or collections are possible. Your order will be processed and shipped when we enter Level 3.

Level 3

Our team are in store and safely socially distanced but our physical store is closed for browsing.
Our online store is open and we are processing orders with contactless delivery or collection available from the front door. Please remember to wear your mask and sign in using the QR code or sheet when you collect.
We’re also taking orders by phone, text or email. Payment can be made by credit card or bank transfer.

Level 2

Our spacious and well-ventilated store is open for you to browse. To keep you safe, we’ll be using our two doors to implement a one-way system, limiting numbers and cleaning regularly. Please keep signing in and use contactless payment if you can.
Our online store is open for delivery and collection.

Every book listed on our website is in stock and will be shipped immediately from our Masterton store. Deliveries ordinarily arrive within 2-3 days (4-7 for rural areas).

General books delivery

Collect from our Masterton store: Free
General books to urban areas New Zealand wide: Flat rate $6.50 per shipment
General books to rural areas New Zealand wide: Flat rate $10 per shipment
General books to Australia: $20
Rest of the world: $40

Rare & collectable Editions delivery

This includes all limited edition books and prints as well as some bulky items. Due to their value, they need extra packing and tracking to ensure they arrive with you safely. Please select this shipping option at checkout.

Rare & collectable Editions New Zealand wide: $20
Rare & collectable to Australia: $90
Rare & collectable to rest of the world: $200

We offer a 28 day exchange period for all books so long as they are returned in perfect, unread condition.

If you are sending a book outside of the Wairarapa, we can include a Booksellers NZ Exchange Card. This card will let the recipient exchange it in any participating store nationwide, without the need for a receipt. Let us know you need one in the order comments when you checkout.

Sending someone a gift? We’ll wrap it for free! Just mention this in the order notes at the checkout too.

Through our loyalty programme you’ll earn a $10 Hedley’s Gift Voucher for every $200 you spend in-store or online. You’ll also be the first to receive our monthly reviews and recommendations straight to your inbox.

To sign up, create an account here or when you make your first purchase. All online purchases will automatically be added to your total (as long as you use the same email address you signed up with). When shopping in-store, just let our staff know that you’re part of our loyalty programme.

Create an account to join the Hedley’s Book loyalty programme here.

You’ll find our Terms & Conditions for shopping on this website here.

We take privacy seriously. When you shop with us your details are stored securely and will only be used by us in accordance with our privacy policy.

You can log in to your account here at any time to update your details and track any orders you have placed.

We have a long history of supporting and working with the Wairarapa’s schools and libraries – from supplying books to co-hosting events such as Yarns in Barns.

We offer schools and libraries a competitive discount, but above all, we support you with expert advice and over 100 years of bookselling experience.

Get in touch to discuss how we can help you.

When paying by Credit or Debit Card, your details are 100% encrypted and stored securely. It may take a few hours for the transaction to show in your account.

We currently accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express.

We also accept payment via Bank Transfer to New Zealand or Australian accounts and can offer payment plans if required. Please get in touch for details.

We’re a family owned store based in the Wairarapa so our staff are always happy to hear from you.

Give us a call on 063782875
Text us on 027 281 6421
Email us at

Or better yet, drop into the store at 150 Queen Street, Masterton (but first check our opening hours here.)

We’re a family-owned bookstore that has been a fixture on Masterton’s main street since 1907. A lot has happened over our 113 year history. We’re busy writing it all down and hope to share our story with you soon.