Tell everyone about Book Night - Tuesday 23 May
We look forward to 'seeing you' (online) all on Tuesday 23 May 2017, as part of this fun nationwide readign event. You read at your place or wherever you are on the night, for 15 minutes or more. Then register at www.bds.org.nz/booknight You can write a quick message and post a photo/selfie if you want to...and watch the NZ map populate with readers all over the country!
Last year's rize winner in the Book Night draw was a 7-year-old pupil (name withheld) from Rawhiti Primary School, Christchurch...read the story here.
A to Zed of Kiwi writers
Keep abreast of Kiwi writers with the Book Council's Aotearoa Reads, an A-Z of lively written, audio and video content on Aotearoa books and writers. See http://www.bookcouncil.org.nz/aotearoa-reads/
Box & Books Scheme
A 'Box and Books' scheme ran in the 1920s ...read this interesting article about our sibling organisation Canterbury WEA . (BDS started in the garage at the back of the WEA in the early 1970s!!)
Our new poster
Tote Bags for sale
We're selling these sylish and well made tote bags, made ethically by a company that assists Indian women leave behind a life of prostitution. Magnetic closure; internal pockets for keys, phone etc.
To order and find out more, click here.
The Top 10
The results are in! You voted for your favourite books and here are the results.
Blind Foundation members can join BDS groups for free
Click here to read about our last collaboration with the Blind Foundation.
To read our Multicultural Book Group flyer, click here or on the image at left. We have groups that cater for ESOL speakers and groups that are intentionally multicultural and read from our annual Catalogue.
Prison book groups
Read about our work with Youth and Women prisoners.