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.
So you're opening a bookstore. You need books. Which ones?
"What books do you think we should have?" Hans Weyandt, the longtime bookseller who's ushering Milkweed Books into being, posted that question on Facebook when he started to put the stock list together. He got more than 60 responses in the first day: fiction, nonfiction, poetry. Old, new, classic, obscure.