Get Involved


If you're interested in joining one of these groups, please enter its name and number (eg, AKAR 001) by clicking here, and we'll send you contact details of the convenor. Most groups meet in the evenings - if they meet during the daytime, it will be indicated below. Cities and towns are listed alphabetically.

Christchurch - Group #: CHCH 334
Men only group. We meet 1st Thursday of the month. Read a range of non-fiction and fiction. Contact us for more details.
Christchurch - Group #: CHCH 347
We are an early evening group based at South Christchurch Library. We meet on the 4th Thursday of each month. Facilitated by Andrea, a library staff member, this group enjoys having a lively discussion about the book and having broad conversations in and around the book's theme. Men and women are welcome.
Christchurch - Group #: CHCH 264
Based in the Christchurch South area but open to men or women from any part of Christchurch.
Christchurch - Addington - Group #: CHCH 156
We welcome new members from Addington or neighbouring areas.
Christchurch - Avonhead - Group #: CHCH 403
We are a bunch of women, 35-50 years. We call ourselves the Ladies Philosophy Circle and like to read a mix of genres - fun and serious. We meet every two months in the same home, and take turns at supper.
The Book Discussion 
Scheme is a member of the Federation of Workers Educational Associations in Aotearoa New Zealand
BDS is a member of the Federation of Workers Educational Associations