Monday, February 25, 2008


Cheryl Sucher, the charming bookseller from New York's leading Soho-located independent bookstore, Mc Nally Robinson, breezed through Auckland this past weekend following an extensive tour (with her Kiwi husband) of Hawkes Bay, Nelson, Marlborough, Dunedin and Christchurch. I managed to catch up with her over a cup of coffee in Parnell's Rosehip Cafe and we exchanged enthusiasms for books and agreed how foolish Dame Kiri had made herself look with her comments in the New Zealand Herald last Saturday.

I wrote about Cheryl and the wonderful bookstore where she works during my recent visit t0 New York. In addition to being a great bookseller she is also an opera enthusiast, the New York correspondent for Kim Hill's wonderful Saturday Morning show on Radio New Zealand National, and knows a host of NZ'ers in the bookworld here including Richard King, Chris Bourke, Gillian Newman and Finlay MacDonald.

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