BDS Book Night

Book Night starts earlier in the day in 2019

Book 'Night' 2019 will start earlier in the day than in previous years. To encourage schools, families with young children - and any 'larks' and early risers - to join in during the day, you will be able to read and record your participation from 9am on Tuesday 21 May 2019. Everyone who takes part and records their participation on this webpage, between 9am and midnight, goes into the prize draw. 

Want to run an event? 

If you are a school, bookshop, community group or whatever, why not run a Book Night event or activity (for the community or an invitation-only event). Get your thinking caps on and start spreading the word! If you need some inspiration, check out our Ideas & Info sheet for Book Night activities.

The registration page listing Book Night events around the country (yes, FREE publicity!) will open in the coming weeks, when a Book Night poster will also be available for you to download.

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Prize Draw 

Book Night 2019 Prizes:

16 years and over category:

$150 book voucher sponsored by Chreos Business Solutions. 

Under 16 years category:

$50 book voucher for the winner plus $100 book voucher for his/her nominated school or public library, sponsored by Chreos Business Solutions.


Stories about the 2018 winners are here  and here. Participants' comments or photos are on the map below. 

However, everyone who joins in Book Night is a winner: that was 2100+ of us in 2018. Reading is a key way to develop and maintain mental agility, understanding and comprehension, empathy ...and much more. So, we are getting smarter and keeping mentally fit by regularly reading for pleasure. Yay!

...And if you are a high school student or older and are looking to be part of a book club, check out Book Discussion Scheme.  We offer affordable, convenient programmes. ESOL book groups also available.


Whanau, libraries, schools and other organisations be part of of what is Book Discussion Scheme’s biggest reading event of the year.  



What is the Book Night event all about? Read here.








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