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.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
From Steam Punk to Perfume - Women in the Window
Saturday 29 October is NZ
The Women’s Bookshop in Ponsonby Road presents a bold bunch of creative women
‘doing their thing’ in the shop window throughout
the day - textile art,perfume-making,
yoga and more.
Steampunk duo Baroness Ditzy von
Karbon and Lady Lavinia Laudanum-Swoonwill
have garments & gadgets & corsets for people to try on between 12noon
Marilyn Jessen will be
there, author ofHer Space: She Sheds, Back Rooms
& Kitchen Tables, the book in which many of these women
Customers can write a ‘love
letter’ to the bookshop and WIN $500 of Book Tokens. Their
postcard starting ‘I love my bookshop because . . .’ will be pinned on the shop
noticeboard and then sent off to Wellington at the end of the day.
There will also be Spectacular
Specials available on the day – authors you’ve been meaning to read,
including Ann Patchett’s Bel Canto, Doris Lessing’s Golden Notebook
and Michael King’s Penguin History of New Zealand – plus two terrific
tales for ten-year-olds: Ruby Redford Lookinto My Eyes by Lauren
Child and Under the Mountain by Maurice Gee.
It will be a fun day,
celebrating the joy of reading and the importance of local independent