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.
Michelle Obama's Becoming (Viking)
has held the UK Official Top 50 number one spot for a third week,
leaping 26% in volume week on week to shift 116,920 copies for £1.87m
in the seven days to the end of 22nd December.
The Big Green Bookshop is closing down its physical
premises as owner Simon Key moves the business to online
only, with "absolute monster" rates and rents forcing him to
shut the bricks and mortar shop.