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 NZ book prompts new career  

This Lyttelton man embarked on a new career because of a book selected by his men's book group. Read about it here.


  Welcome Men Readers (... or their associates!) 

Our organisation's Chairperson reading to his grandkids

Kia ora and hello to those of you who listened in to the National Radio interview! We hope the two Peters - and our promotions person -  inspired you to 'dip your toe' into the world of book groups. As you can see from the photo of our organisation's Chairperson (above), you're never too young to enjoy the pleasure of reading...and it's never too late, either. 

If you missed the interview, listen in to

To check out some of our men's groups, in particular, go to our News section.  You'll meet David, Peter S and Peter F there...

 NEW: Christchurch, non-fiction book group

BDS, in association with Christchurch City Libraries, is setting up a non-fiction book group. It will meet on the 1st Wed of each month in the relaxed & inspirational environment of Turanga central library. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or phone 941 7923 for details.


      Papamoa migrant group 


A migant book group is going great guns in a coastal suburb of Tauranga. Read about them here 



Sally Grimmett of NELSON 062 won the copy of Barbara Kingsolver's latest Unsheltered, donated by our wonderful publisher friends at Allen & Unwin - New Zealand. Happy reading, Sally!



 From the inside 

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BDS received a letter from a prisoner who is part of a BDS book group. Read about it here 


 Student book groups 


The NZ Association for the Teaching of English (NZATE) published in their new e-zine an article about four BDS-affiliated student book groups (including an all-boys one) at an Auckland College.  Click image to read the story.


More book group related news can be found here.

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