Tuesday, November 6, 2012

A discerning book shop

Took this snapshot of a bookshop shelf in Dunedin last week - at the Golden Centre Mall Paper Plus, which I have noted before has a superb selection of New Zealand literature titles on sale.

The Janet Frame books extended onto another shelf and also included Janet Frame in her Own Words, Towards Another Summer and the autobiography omnibus as well as an extra stock of the current NZ fiction bestseller Gorse is Not People (Penguin NZ 2012). The bookseller seemed to have every Janet Frame title currently in print in New Zealand (the entire "Janet Frame Collection" from Random House as well as the two new titles from Penguin NZ).

 I hope that any literary-inclined foreign tourists among the visitors that flood into the CBD of Dunedin each summer, will find their way to this shop if they are looking for examples of the best of New Zealand creative writing, old and new and classic.

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