Book Discussion Scheme



425 Colombo Street

Postal Address
PO Box 7126
Christchurch 8023

365 6210




We are New Zealand’s only nationwide book club specialist. 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:

  • Choose from hundreds of hand-picked fiction and non-fiction titles — from classics to the latest releases
  • Enjoy affordable pricing with discounts for club organisers/convenors
  • 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
  • Deepen your discussions with our professionally-produced book notes
  • NZ-wide delivery included in your membership fee

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

To learn more about starting your own group, see or contact the BDS team at with your questions.

Further information for migrants:

We also have a selection of titles designed to improve conversational English and reading comprehension. If you would like to start an Intermediate English Book Group, please contact for a catalogue and information pack.

Further information about library groups:

There are many BDS book clubs that take place in Christchurch libraries. These are run by a local librarian so all the organisation is taken care of. They’re a great way to try out book club for the first time and meet new people. To find a book group in a library near you, visit and search the online map, or contact us to enquire.

Happy Reading!




Book groups are a great way to make reading a social activity.

Book Discussion Scheme book groups borrow books and discussion notes, making it an affordable and convenient way to be part of a book group. Men and women are catered for. 100s of fiction and non-fiction titles to choose from.

For more information about how to join or form a group, see our website or phone 365 6210 (Christchurch) . Groups throughout NZ.