L-R: Stella and Thomas, owners of VOLUME and winners of the 2018 bookshop of the year; Louisa talks with Shaun Blythell of ‘Diary of a Bookseller’; and Louisa and Jenna in the boardroom they called home for this year’s 2018 NZ Booksellers conference

Papercuts: Live from the Booksellers Boardroom

Kia ora Papercuts listeners! You are listening to a podcast all about books on The Spinoff.

Louisa and Jenna come to you from the NZ Booksellers Conference at the Rydges Hotel in Auckland. We talk about the Book Industry Awards, interview the owners of New Zealand’s best bookshop 2018, and Louisa talks to Shaun Bythell, the real-life Black Books-esque bookseller from Wigtown, Scotland. And we look forward to having our Kiran back for September’s podcast!

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NZ Book Industry Award Winners

Children’s Book Award Winners

The Unity Book of the Month:

Dopesick by Beth Macy

Book reviews:

My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh (Ottessa Moshfegh in the Guardian)
Garnethill by Denise Mina

The NZ Booksellers Awards’ best bookshop is VOLUME in Nelson:

Stella recommends A Ladder in the Sky by John Boyne
Thomas recommends Rachel Cusk’s trilogy


Teacher’s Pet podcast
The Bachelor AU

The Strand’s Bookseller Quiz

Kiran got 100% on this!!

Shaun Bythell:

Diary of a Bookseller
Shaun’s Bookshop
Shaun’s book recommendation: An Encyclopaedia of Myself by Johnathon Meads

Hamilton Book Month:

Kiran’s session with Fiona Kidman, Catherine Robertson and Julie Thomas is on Friday 31st at 6.30pm.

The WORD festival in Christchurch:

Kiran’s session

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