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.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
11 Delightful Tales Set in Our Favorite Place—Bookstores!
Off the Shelf
By Emma Volk | Tuesday,
December 29, 2015
My happy place is Twelfth and Broadway, in the stacks of $1 used
books outside Strand Bookstore. Hours blur by as I dig through the piles,
flipping through the pages of jacketless hardcovers and battered paperbacks.
Half treasure hunt, half meditative experience, time spent in a bookstore is never
time wasted. So if you’re looking for the perfect place to unload some of
your recently acquired holiday cash, pay homage to the bibliophile’s paradise
and pick up one of these eleven books set in bookshops. READ