Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Quote of the day.
'A REALLY Good Day to Get Your Indie On'
"With Amazon at the gates and whatnot, this feels like a good time to remind you how best to enjoy some of Chicago's incredible independent bookstores. Today would be a REALLY good day to get your indie on. Ahem."
--Author Rebecca Makkai shared a list of great Chicago independent booksellers on her Facebook page in advance of yesterday's opening of an Amazon Books store in the city's Lakeview neighborhood (via the Chicago Review of Books) via Shelf Awareness