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Our 3-minute video explains the scheme and includes comments from our readers. Watch it here. 


"[S]eamless efficiency" (Diana, Whanganui, 2018)

"[The book] sparked an amazing discussion" (Jerry, Auckland, 2018)

"Thank you and all your team for your very efficient, friendly service" (Kath, Whangerei, 2018) 

"[H]ow valuable the BDS is keeping [us] in touch and just being together and talking" (Helen Te Kuiti, 2018)

"Your systems and despatchers are marvellous. I just start thinking 'it's about meeting time' and there are the books on my doorstep!" (Anna)  

"We love the camaraderie and being introduced to new authors and genres....The diversity of opinions and interpretations broadens and challenges us and sometimes makes us wonder if we all read the same book. We love it."  (Linda, Thames)

"We are a group of women from different backgrounds in a rural town who discovered and joined the book club. It has formed fantastic lifelong friendships for us and we just love getting together." (Waiuku 001)

"It's been a great way to make friends" (Christchurch 066) 

 “Our students are blown away by your catalogue. It got them really excited and they thought it was cruel not to be able to choose 100 books to get in the first week!" (Aquinas College)

"The scheme seems to go from strength to strength, with a larger catalogue this year and the movement into technology making it easier to enrol" (Te Kuiti 003)

"Thank you for your very efficient service...Emails are always answered promptly, requests are actioned quickly and book parcels arrive promptly." (Jeannie, Dec 2016)

“It opened up different worlds, different styles of writing"  (Christchurch 257)

"I was pottering on your website great it is, the way you have the books all linked to a review and available for us all to peruse plus all the other information you share. It's such a wonderful resource." (Shona)

“A marvellous year of reading, talking and laughing together” (Waikanae 002)

"As far as I can establish we have always had both men and women in the group. …As there is often a different perspective from a man’s point of view that gender difference is valuable. At present there are three men in our group" (Diamond Harbour 001)


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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