My life hasn’t been the same since a former workmate recommended I read The Horse Whisperer.
Really? Have I become that person or am I just getting a bad book recommendation? Sometimes it’s hard to tell…. unless you only take recommendations from people with taste who also spend their days reading and recommending books.
Lucky for you dear reader, at Booksellers NZ we have access to some of the most well-read people in the country: our bookseller members. With our powers combined (and using the IndieBound brand, which champions buying local) we’ve started The Indie Collection: a blog of short, to the point reviews that will help you find your next book.
The plan is to update the blog every two months with books that are already in shops as well as give you some to look forward to.
Every Friday from 4 November 2011 we will also be reviewing a work of NZ fiction.
AND every month a bookseller will delve into the recesses of the backlist to shed light on some of their favorite reading.
Find out more about our plans.
Read our latest reviews now. But wait… there’s more.
By Emma McCleary, Web Editor and Megan Dunn, Projects Manager at Booksellers NZ.
For a while now at Booksellers we’ve wanted to start a blog. Sure, we’ve got the website for our official news, Twitter for short bursts and conversations, Facebook for more conversations, Flickr for photo-sharing but… (call us greedy) we also wanted a place for opinion and discussion and tid-bits that are too long for Twitter.
So here we are! The plan is to post book reviews, our Tuesday poem (every Tuesday) and opinion – from real life people working in and around the book trade.
Our wonderful writers are all working for love and most of them have day jobs serving customers on the front line. Meet them below – we’ve also linked to their websites so you can explore further.
Emma McCleary, Wed Editor at Booksellers (me) will be chief blog-minder so if you’re keen to join our merry band of writers, or have questions or content just email me.
Meet our wonderful writers
- Charlene Scott, Blenheim Bookworld
- Martin Taylor, Digital Strategies
- Megan Dunn, Borders Wellington
- Jane McLean, UBS Auckland
- Julia Phillips, Benny’s Books
- Ross Middleton, The Word Warrior
- Marcus Greville, vicbooks
- Andrew Rumbles, Dymocks Ponsonby
- Penny Geddis, Otatara Bookshop
- Liz Gillett, vicbooks
- Carole Beu, The Women’s Bookshop
Jump For Joy by Robert D. Brooks / Sean McGrath.