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.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Announcing a new TASCHEN bookshop
We now have our very own (cartoon) TASCHEN store in Springfield, thanks to
On the latest episode of “The Simpsons,” “The Day The Earth Stood Cool” a
shiny new TASCHEN store opens in the Simpsons’ hometown of Springfield. The
premise of the episode is that Homer wants a younger, hipper image so he
starts hanging out with his “cool” new neighbors from Portland, Oregon. The
“cool” Portlandians have a vision of turning Springfield into a hipster
paradise where the Quickie Mart turns into a Whole Foods, the tire factory
turns into an American Apparel, and the comic book shop turns into—what
else?—a TASCHEN Store!