We are New Zealand’s only nationwide book club specialist, operating since 1973. We lend fiction and non-fiction titles to participating book clubs, so all members of a group can read the same book at the same time, then meet to share their experiences, discuss themes and contribute ideas.

Benefits of being part of a Book Discussion Scheme club/group

  • Hundreds of hand-picked fiction and non-fiction titles to choose from — every book undergoes a careful selection process before making it into the scheme
  • Professionally produced discussion notes are provided to aid your discussions — or get the latest titles sooner by opting for generic discussion notes.
  • NZ-wide delivery included in your membership fee
  • Affordable pricing with discounts for club organisers/conveners
  • Establish an enjoyable reading and socialising routine
  • Expand your thinking and learn more by reading titles you might not otherwise have come across or chosen
  • Open your mind through hearing the differing perspectives of your group members
  • Improve your conversational English and reading comprehension with our selection of ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) titles

Join our 13,000-strong community of book-clubbers from all across Aotearoa

Individuals can start their own group, or join an existing group. To find groups looking for extra members, see www.bds.org.nz/join.

Learn more about starting your own group on our website, or message the friendly team at bds@bds.org.nz with your questions.

You’ll also find us on Facebook @bookdiscussionscheme and Instagram @bookdiscussionschemenz, or sign up to our newsletter for all the latest book-related news, events, giveaways and announcements.

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