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Book Groups Tasmania (BGT)

Do you enjoy talking about books and sharing your ideas with other readers?  Join Book Groups Tasmania. 

No need to buy the books. Book Groups Tasmania is for everyone and stretches statewide.

Groups choose what to read by putting together a reading list from our cata​log​ue​ of over 500 selected titles.

How it works​

  • Groups must have between 5 and 12 members
  • Members join and pay annual membership fees
  • Each group nominates a secretary to co-ordinate pick-up, distribution and return of books
  • Groups are self-directed - the form of discussion is up to members
  • Groups meet between 6 and 12 times each financial year
  • Members arrange their own meeting place

How to pay or renew your membership

Pay:

  • in person - at any LINC or library
  • online - login to 'My Library' using your group user id and password
  • by mail -​ mail your cheque to Book Groups Tasmania. Please include:
    • your name
    • the name of your group
    • a contact address

Not a member, but would like to join a group?

Tell us through our Book Groups enquiry form.

We keep a register of groups seeking new members and will try to match you with a group in your area. You may have to wait if there are no available groups in your area.

Start your own group

All you need is:

  • between 5 and 12 members. New members can join throughout the year
  • somewhere to meet
  • a member who is happy to act as group secretary and
    • register your book group
    • pick up the books from a LINC or library
    • distribute them to members at each meeting
    • return the books to us by the due date.

The secretary is our main point of contact with the group and receives a membership discount. After your secretary registers your group, we then email your group information about payments, together with a registration number and password.

If you would like to start your own book group, please email bookgroupstas@education.tas.gov.au.

Book group fees

Membership type Annual fee
12 books - Full membership $109
12 books - Seniors Card Concession $97
12 books - Other Concession Card $80
12 books - Group Secretary discount fee $55
6 books - Full membership $67
6 books - Seniors Card Concession $60
6 books - Other Concession Card $51
6 books - Group Secretary discount fee $33

​Book Group books

Choose from over 500 titles. We add new titles each year.

Our books include fiction and non-fiction for a wide range of tastes. You will find a rich mix ranging from classics to contemporary fiction, hot topics, genres from romance to crime and thrillers, memoirs and books discussing social, historical or cultural issues

Selecting your Book Groups Tasmania books online

eBooks

If everyone in your group has access to an eReader device, such as an iPad or smartphone, why not try downloading an Always Available eBook? Go to eBooks Plus, then click on Always Available under Featured Collections

Always Available titles allow members to read the same title at the same time

Let us know what your group thinks about our eBooks by email.

Suggest a book

Email us to recommend a title for our bookgroup catalogue.

Contact​

Email

linc.bookgroupstas@education.tas.gov.au

Post
Book Groups Tasmania
91 Murray St
HOBART 7000

Phone

(03) 6165 5574

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