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Volunteer Gold
A lifelong love of books means it hasn't been difficult for Pat Norton to clock up 20 years as a volunteer with Book Discussion Scheme. "I could get my hands on books again," says Pat about her...
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The Commuting Book interview with BDS Promotions
BDS has been supportive of The Commuting Book project in Christchurch since its inception. To read the interview between the project and BDS, click on the image or this link.   
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Your feedback counts
  Member's feedback about BDS books and discussion notes is vital. Book groups' comments - whether positive or 'constructive' - help the scheme to maintain a quality selection of titles and...
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When is a question a ‘good’ question?
    When is a question a ‘good’ question? New Zealand author Tina Shaw is one of 22 Book Discussion Scheme notewriters who are faced with crafting ‘good’ questions and...
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Winner's spoils
Our Book Night prize-draw winner Shaia Stowers has spent her winnings. Her mum Marama Warr wrote in to say:  "Shaia had a great time spoiling herself at the bookshop this weekend. Big thank you...
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Pleasant surprises for prize winner and prize giver
Tawa BDS Book Group member Sallie Hill had the honour of presenting 8-year-old Shaia Stowers with first prize for Book Night 2017. The convenor of book group Wellington 141, who represented...
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Standing room only for authors in conversation
"Great turn out, catering superb and Charity and Anna entertained us well," sums up a volunteer helper at Napier's Book Night event featuring Hawkes Bay authors Charity Norman and Anna Mackenzie in...
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Kaitaia Comes Second!
When we discovered that Lorraine Goodhue, recipient of the Book Night second prize, lives in Kaitaia we asked a local BDS book group convenor to present her with the prize.  [Photo above...
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16 public libraries
A total of 16 public libraries arranged activities for Book Night 2017.  Along with 17 schools and 7 other organisations, libraries from Kaiataia to Dunedin, Hastings to the Hutt, organised...
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Everyone and their dog was behind Book Night
Dunedin, UNESCO City of Literature, offered a raft of community reading spots for Book Night and boasted the only animal to be attending the nationwide reading event in an official capacity. Dart,...
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 Discount for BDS members 

Going West Books + Writers Festival is generously offering BDS members a 10% discount off individual session tickets! Wahoo! Details in the latest BDS newsletter. 

 

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