Saturday, March 19, 2016

Bookshops of the rich and famous

Bookshops of the rich and famous,
by Kiran Dass

The Read, Booksellers NZ

I was lucky enough to be chosen last year as one of the Kobo Booksellers NZ Scholars, to attend the WI11 booksellers' conference. As if the excitement about attending the American Booksellers Association Wi11 in Denver, Colorado as part of the scholarship wasn’t enough, I couldn’t believe my luck when it was announced that for the bookshop placement component of the scholarship, I would be placed for one week at the legendary West Hollywood bookshop Book Soup.

The American Booksellers Association support independent booksellers to grow and succeed, and offer advocacy in healthcare, housing, free expression and small business issues. The Winter Institute, held at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel was a brilliantly run and organised event, with relevant and interesting sessions.

Read on to find out more about Kiran's experiences while on her Kobo Scholarship.

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