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
catalogue 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
- 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
Book group fees
|12 books - Full membership
|12 books - Seniors Card Concession
|12 books - Other Concession Card
|12 books - Group Secretary discount fee
|6 books - Full membership
|6 books - Seniors Card Concession
|6 books - Other Concession Card
|6 books - Group Secretary discount fee