It really is as simple as it sounds. We leave books everywhere in New Zealand for people to find, enjoy and share with others. If you want to get involved, please contact us to get stickers for your books.



 If you find one of our books in a bus, the train, a ferry, the bus stop, the ferry station, a taxi or elsewhere, please take it home with you!


This is the heart of the program. We’ve placed the books in places where you can read them while in transit or in the comfort of your own home. Take your time. Enjoy the beautiful stories. Think of it as a library with no late fees.


Once you’re done reading, return the book to any train, bus, ferry, taxi bus stop or train station for others to enjoy.

Spread the Word

We would love it if you can tag us in our social media channels or simply use the hashtag #booksonthebusnz when you find books or are dropping some of your own. You can also help by asking friends to follow us on:

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