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About Hedley's Books

We’re a family-owned business based in Masterton, New Zealand. Currently owned and operated by third-generation Hedley, David and Jenny, we’ve been serving our community as an indie bookshop since 1907.

Our store holds a huge range of new books for all ages plus magazines, cards, gifts and stationery. We sell Gift Cards for our store as well as those that can be used in other bookshops nationwide.

Everything listed on our site is in stock in Masterton, with the exception of a few ‘Forthcoming’ titles and we pride ourselves on our fast dispatch times.

If you’re looking for something in particular and can’t see it on our site, get in touch and we can order it for you from the publisher at no extra cost to you.


Books listed on our website are in stock and are usually dispatched from our Masterton store within 24 hours. NZ deliveries ordinarily arrive within 2-3 days (4-10 for rural areas).

General books delivery

Collect from our Masterton store: Free
General books to urban areas New Zealand wide: Flat rate $7.50 per shipment
General books to rural areas New Zealand wide: Flat rate $10 per shipment
General books to Australia: $40
Rest of the world: $80

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 the rest of the world: $250

Payment options

We currently accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express. We process the payment once we have located the book in our store, so it may take a few hours for the transaction to show in your account.

All Card transactions are processed securely via Stripe.

We also accept payment via Bank Transfer to our Bank of New Zealand account.
Account name: Hedleys Bookshop Ltd
Bank, branch and account number 02-0688-0017109-000

If you are making an international payment, you will also need to include the SWIFT BIC code: BKNZNZ22

Payment plans can be arranged at no extra cost. Please get in touch for details.

Exchanges & returns

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. Tell us you need one in the order comments when you checkout.

Gift wrapping

Sending someone a gift? We’ll wrap it for free and can include a note to our recipient.

Just mention this in the order notes at the checkout.

Hedley's Books Rewards

Through our rewards programme you’ll earn a $10 Hedley’s Gift Card 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.

Sign up online 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 rewards programme.

Sign up and make your first purchase to join the Hedley’s Books rewards programme.

Schools & Libraries

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.

Terms & conditions

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

Your account & privacy

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.

Contact us

Our friendly and knowledgeable team 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.)