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.
Saturday, June 29, 2013
Bookstore Customers 'Woke Up to What's Important'
"Customers are making decisions to patronize locally owned retail stores because they recognize that where they spend their money makes a difference. They've seen the closure of important local stores or institutions and kind of woke up to what's important from that regard."
--Dan Cullen, content officer for the American Booksellers Association, in "3 Reasons Why There's Hope for Independent Booksellers," in the Portland Business Journal