We can help you get connected to a book group at one of our in-person events during May!
If you are in Christchurch, Waimakariri or Selwyn and are interested in connecting with fellow locals who want to be part of a book group, we invite you to attend one of our May Meet Ups.
Experience the benefits of book club:
- regular socialising
- excellent books
- and deeper discussions!
Book Discussion Scheme (BDS) are hosting May Meet Ups, designed specifically to bring together people interested in starting, joining or growing book groups. It's a chance to hear about how BDS makes book club easy and fun, and connect with others in your area who are keen to get together and start a club!
If you are:
- currently looking for a book group to join and haven't found one yet
- wanting to start your own book group, but don't have enough people
- part of a group looking for more members
then we invite you to connect at one of our May Meet Ups!
Monday 8 May
Tuesday 9 May
Wednesday 10 May
What to expect
You will be greeted with a complimentary beverage and nibbles on arrival. After a brief period of mingling, we will kick off with a short introduction to BDS — what we offer book groups and how it works — with time for questions. This will be followed by the opportunity to connect with your fellow attendees, exchange details and register your new book club on the night if you wish. Yes, we are bringing pre-loaded book bags so you can leave with your very first book that same night!
The event is free to attend. If your group wishes to register and leave with a book set on the night, there is a $30 one-time registration fee which can be split among your group members. Once you join BDS, our normal membership fees apply which can be viewed at bds.org.nz/fees
More information/dietary requirements
If you have further questions or would like dietary requirements catered to, please contact
Can't make it, but still keen to join a group?
Use the handy online map on the BDS website to:
- contact book groups looking for more members
- contact individual readers looking to to start a new group
- list yourself as an individual reader so others can contact you
You can also register your details with
This event is part of Ōtautahi Learning Days, an Ako Ōtautahi Learning City Christchurch festival.