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.
One of my favorite museums is the New
York Tenement Museum, which explores the immigrant history of New York
City’s Lower East Side between the nineteenth and twenty-first centuries.
Housed in two original tenement buildings that were home to over 15,000 working-class
immigrants from more than 20 countries, the museum allows visitors to
walk through meticulously re-created apartments representing the
different time periods of former inhabitants with historical accuracy.
The book selection in their shop is richly diverse and has something for
every reader, with fiction and nonfiction books on topics ranging from
the immigrant experience to food and beyond. Here are 14 of my favorites
from their shop.