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The Book Council's vibrant online magazine hub www.booknotes-unbound.org.nz is live!

Booknotes Unbound offers readers the world of books with unique New Zealand content. We invite you to explore, click, and scroll through an exciting range of

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Reading Groups

Those who like to share their reading experiences can find a local book group, download discussion guides and more on our Reading Group resource pages.



Issue 178 Summer 2013 was the last print edition of our members' quarterly, Booknotes. You can still explore past print issues of Booknotes in our online archive.


Book Discussion Scheme

The Book Discussion Scheme lends books and discussion notes to participating groups anywhere in New Zealand. It has an extensive catalogue of fiction and non-fiction titles to choose from. Monthly, bi-monthly and student programmes are available.


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Wellington 6011, New Zealand