About Us


Nationwide Book Distributors Ltd is a locally owned, New Zealand-based book wholesaler and distributor, representing both domestic and international publishers to the New Zealand book trade and library market. We offer full sales, warehousing facilities and book distribution services.

The company was established in Christchurch by Tony Tizzard in 1995 and since his retirement in 2007 has been headed by Tony’s son and daughter-in-law, Andrew and Julie Tizzard.

In January 2008 the company relocated to the foot of Mount Oxford between the Waimakariri and Ashley River Gorges. It remains a family owned business today and is one of New Zealand’s leading independent book distributors.

A vast range of quality books

Our range consists largely of quality non-fiction covering virtually every subject matter, children’s books including leading international licenses, fiction and classics, and an excellent range of fine art stationery and children’s puzzles.

We currently represent publishers from the U.K, Europe, U.S.A, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

Nationwide Book Distributors are continually working with publishers and suppliers to develop the best possible selection of titles, and to complement that with exceptional customer service.

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