Whitcoulls - stores, hours, catalogue, sales, specials

Whitcoulls - Locations

About Whitcoulls

Whitcoulls was established as a publishing company 130 years ago and has been operating as a bookstore under its current name since 1973. Now there are more than 50 Whitcoulls stores throughout New Zealand.

Whitcoulls is well known for its huge range of fiction and non-fiction books in all genres, but it also sells stationery, art & craft supplies, board games, puzzles, and toys, as well as DVDs, electronic games, printing supplies, calculators, and eReaders.

Whitcoulls is a New Zealand owned company and is very popular among New Zealanders. Its stores are always recognizable with their distinct logo and are often found alongside Farmers department stores.

Visit the Whitcoulls website at https://www.whitcoulls.co.nz to see the online catalogue and sale catalogue, find specials and clearance items, check the latest releases in terms of books, find out about sales and promotions, buy a gift card, read about competitions and events, join the Whitcoulls rewards programme, or shop online.

 Why people like to shop at Whitcoulls

  • Range: Whitcoulls stocks a massive range of books, covering every topic, from romance, mystery, and science fiction, to history, technology, design, and travel.    
  • Convenience: You can buy gifts, toys, puzzles, stationery, and books all at one place with Whitcoulls.
  • Sales: Customers take advantage of great deals during a Whitcoulls sale, when major discounts are available. The Whitcoulls online shop always has clearance items on offer too.
  • Website: The Whitcoulls website makes it easy to choose a book, with several recommendation lists, and it also lets you pre-order new releases.
  • Rewards: Joining the Whitcoulls rewards programme enables you to earn points for every purchase, which you can save up and use to redeem for products!
  • Service: Whitcoulls stores are staffed by book lovers who enjoy recommending books and introducing customers to new ideas.  

Locations and trading hours

The Whitcoulls head office is in Auckland, along with several of its shops. The rest of its shops are spread along the length of New Zealand, from as far north as Whangarei and Hamilton to as far south as Dunedin and Invercargill. Trading hours differ depending on the store, so click here to find a shop and check its trading hours.