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, February 17, 2016
The resurgence of independent bookstores
"It's a more holistic consumerism. The computer screen just hurts; you need a real book in your hand. People become antisocial through technology and social media."
--Chris Doeblin, owner of Book Culture, speaking about the resurgence of independent bookstores, the importance of the shop local movement and his search for a site for a fourth Book Culture, in a New York Timescolumn by Francis X. Clines