How to find members, register,
and run your book group
Complete the new group registration form. You'll need:
Once registered, you'll be emailed a login so you can manage your group online.
Once you're registered and your membership fees have been paid, the book parcels start arriving and the discussion begins!
Read on to see how your first year with BDS will go...
Establish an enjoyable reading and socialising routine with our most popular programme
$70 per member | $35 for coordinators
A bi-monthly option for those who want to take things a little slower
$55 per member | $25 for coordinators
BDS offers a monthly (or bi-monthly) subscription for your book group. You get the group together and we take care of the rest!
You can register a full or half programme group at any time during the year. Your first meeting can be held as early as seven days later, except from mid-November to early January when BDS ceases dispatches for the holidays. Once registered, we'll send you a copy of your calendar with all your meeting dates so you can keep track and share them with your group!
We are a non-profit and charitable trust sustained almost exclusively by membership fees. You can see a full breakdown of costs on our fees page.
Getting enough people together to start a group can seem hard, but you'll be surprised how quickly a group can form once you advertise the fact you're starting a book club:
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For more information about BDS book groups and how to run one, see our FAQs and Tips page.
If you're looking for more information on our tailored programmes for groups that meet our social agenda criteria, head to our social agenda page.
You can contact us any time with your questions, or to request a free information pack in the mail. Information packs include a hard-copy of our catalogue, registration form and info sheets.Contact us