Jenna Todd told TV3 that Time Out Books was up 7.5 percent for the year, and 12 percent over Christmas, their ‘best ever’; Unity Wellington’s Tilly Lloyd ‘broke all sales records’ for the December month, reported Lindsay Shelton at Scoop. Milford’s The Booklover was up 12 percent for Christmas and Dear Reader in Grey Lynn up 9 percent.
One is the new kid on the block – the Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival, held May 6 – 11. The other, Auckland Writers Festival, will host book lovers for the fourteenth time from May 14 – 18. But bright, inventive and appealing author events and programmes are something both Festivals share.
Asking long term booksellers for the advice they would give to younger entrants to the book trade, and for counsel they wish they had received earlier in their careers, was the brief for today’s feature story.
The Read spoke to three booksellers who have made their careers in the industry over a combined total of around 90 working years!