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Convenor Tips
  Are you new to the role of convenor of your book group? Or maybe you've been at it for a while, but are interested in ways to better manage your book group. At BDS we aim to make book club...
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Traffic Light Updates
Office Hours Update Kia ora BDS Whānau, We are pleased to let you know that from Tuesday 7 June BDS office hours in Christchurch will return to normal: 9:00AM-5:00PM Mon-Fri We now feel...
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'cause this is thriller, thriller night...
...and we've got some chilling BDS reads for those of you want to indulge your more sinister side this spooky season. From an intriguing mystery set on the West Coast of New Zealand to a menacing...
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Lockdown Updates
Kia Kaha Please see below for the latest updates for groups in Auckland/Northland, the rest of the country, and Christchurch. Tue 7 September Update For Christchurch Convenors From tomorrow...
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Men's Book Group Meet Up NEW DATE
  Join us for a beer and some snacks, and hear from other male BDS members about the benefits of book club for blokes. Did you know that there are only 16 all-male BDS book groups in New...
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If you're still looking for a book group
We're hosting a series of online and face-to-face events during May designed specifically to bring together people interested in starting, joining or growing book groups. If you...
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My Book Club Recommends: Being Chinese, A New Zealander's Story
by Helene Wong Reviewed by Jeanie Brigham   “You can go anywhere you like,” her mother said. “This is your home.” In 1980, at the age of about 30, Helene Wong was in China for the...
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My Book Club Recommends: The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating
by Elisabeth Tova Bailey Reviewed by Penelope Tinsley   When the author of this charming little story was stricken by a peculiar virus she was confined to bed, and too weak to continue with...
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Library Reading Recommendations
If you're looking for your next in-between-book-club read, there's no better place to start than your local library. Libraries are so much more than just a place to borrow books from: They're...
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Reading about Race
At BDS we believe that book groups can help pave the way to a fairer, kinder, stronger New Zealand by being places where people can connect, learn, be inspired, and grow together. Literature has...
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