BookPeople Buying Group is an opt-in monthly subscription group-buying service for members developed to help member booksellers improve their businesses by achieving better trading terms with publishers. It is designed primarily for independent booksellers who do not benefit from franchise central buying.

BookPeople Buying Group provides:

1. Low-cost options for members to access great value buys
2. Simplicity in accessing offers and processing orders

3. Inclusion of members in the curation of group marketing


• Trading Terms – group offers of new release titles, core lists and promotional deals
• Direct EDI of orders for terms where possible
• Reading Guides – (Autumn, Spring and Summer editions)
• Monthly Highlights digital and printable newsletters

The Reading Guides and Monthly Newsletters are optional marketing assets that can be ordered by all members. Booksellers can choose to customise these resources with their store header. 

The Buying Group is open to member booksellers who are not part of other buying services. Booksellers who choose to become part of the buyng group need to sign a service and non-disclosure agreement and pay a monthly subscription fee.

For more information including fees members can log in to the FAQs below or please contact: Galina Marinov, Buying Group Manager P: 0414 166 203 or E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Member testimonials

‘Being a member of BookPeople is an essential for bookstore owners. There are many reasons for this such as the support and feeling of community as well as the amazing deals that BookPeople negotiate for us on monthly titles. 

We have increased our GP margin by 2.5% since being part of the group, which is a great addition to our bottom line. But it is the support in terms of the people who are there when we need them that is the biggest benefit. 

We couldn’t be without BookPeople as they are an integral part of our business’. 

Chris Lysaght, 
Owner and Store Manager, Viva Books, Busselton WA 

‘Apart from the advocacy to publishers, savings on great quality marketing materials and excellent discounts negotiated by the Book People team I truly appreciate the “brains trust” they provide.’ 

Karen Ferris, 
Order Manager, Berkelouw and Harry Hartog stores, NSW

‘The Bookshop Darwin is excited to be part of the BookPeople Buying Group. Being part of a buying group helps independent bookshops like ours connect with suppliers, publishers, and other independent bookshops. It gives us the opportunity to shape and improve our industry with ongoing communication, as well as learn from our peers and share ideas that work well. We look forward to seeing what BookPeople achieve next! 

Sean Guy, 
Order Manager, The Bookshop Darwin, NT

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