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The Bookshop Podcast is committed to helping independent bookshops thrive by highlighting these gems of the community, as well as illuminating the wonders of words on a page. Each week, we visit an independent bookshop, delve into what makes each one unique, introduce the wonderful people who work there, and discover what their customers are reading and loving. We interview local authors, support book launches and events, and help listeners find their next favorite armchair adventure.Buy Loc ...
 
Roger Mifflin is the somewhat eccentric proprietor of The Haunted Bookshop, a second-hand bookstore in Brooklyn that is “haunted by the ghosts of all great literature.” Beginning with the arrival of a young advertising man and the mysterious disappearance of a certain volume from the shelves of the bookshop, a lively and often humorous tale of intrigue unfolds, generously sprinkled with liberal doses of Roger’s unique philosophy on literature and book selling.
 
Ever had a bookshop fantasy?An accidental journey begins in a small English language bookshop and leads you through the winding backstreets of Hanoi. Evocative bite-sized vignettes about life, circuses, the streets and the people of Vietnam’s northern capital. All the while battling counterfeiting book thugs, censorship and hiding out with Imperialist-Running-Dogs. Stories from Hanoi at the start of the new millennium, Cement Factory No.9 is an ode to a country in transition, where the rules ...
 
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From this 2017 event, Canadian poet and novelist Anne MIchaels, author of the multi-award winning fiction Fugitive Pieces, 'the most important book I have read for forty years' (John Berger), presents two new titles. Infinite Gradation (House Sparrow Press), her first volume of non-fiction, is an astonishing meditation on the moral, emotional and p…
 
Finally, I’m back in Italy again – albeit virtually! This week I’m in Rome speaking with Christina and Alessia from the Anglo American Bookshop and author, photographer, an advocate of Italian artisans and regenerative travel, and of course, food and Italian culture, Elizabeth Minchilli. Enjoy! Mandy Here’s a list of links, authors, and books menti…
 
Rich with arguments that speak directly to our moment - a time when more humans live in urban spaces than ever before - Building and Dwelling (Allen Lane) draws on Richard Sennett's deep learning and intimate engagement with city life to form a bold and original vision for the future of cities. Sennett was in conversation with Anna Minton, author o…
 
This week I’m in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, USA, speaking with Suzanne DeGaetano from Mac’s Backs Books on Coventry and author and poet Larry Smith. Larry is also director of the literary publisher Bottom Dog Press, Inc. Here’s a list of links, authors, and books mentioned in this podcast. Mac’s Backs Books on Coventry The Radiance of Tomorrow by Ish…
 
In this event from 2018, Brian Dillon, UK editor of Cabinet magazine and author of several books of essays, fiction, history and art criticism, talked about his first book, In the Dark Room, published by Penguin in 2005 and now available again in a handsome new edition from Fitzcarraldo, with Sophie Ratcliffe, Associate Professor in English, Univer…
 
In this episode, I'm at The Book Den in Santa Barbara, California, speaking with owner Eric Kelley and the author Arthur Hoyle. Arthur's biography of Henry Miller, The Unknown Henry Miller, was published in March 2014 by Skyhorse/Arcade. His second non-fiction book, Mavericks, Mystics, and Misfits: Americans Against the Grain, was published March 1…
 
This week I start the show on the Californian coast before heading off to Sarasota, Florida, where I catch up with Georgia Court, the owner of Bookstore 1. I later speak with author Karen R. Koenig LCSW, M.Ed. Karen is a licensed psychotherapist, motivational speaker, and international author who has specialized in the field of compulsive, emotiona…
 
Lynsey Hanley's Estates, first published by Granta in 2008, has become over the past decade one of the key texts to analyse Britain's urban landscape in the post-War period. To mark a new edition of her seminal work, Hanley, a regular contributor to the Guardian and the New Statesman, was in conversation with fellow journalist Dawn Foster, who has …
 
This week I'm in the village of Woodstock, Vermont, speaking with Kari and Kristian, co-owners of The Yankee Bookshop, and author and poet, Geza Tatrallyay. If you enjoy poetry—and a good ghost story—I'm sure you'll enjoy this episode! Here’s a list of links, authors, and books mentioned in this podcast. The Yankee Bookshop Woodstock Vermont Libro.…
 
Every so often, I’ll be posting an interview I feel is time relevant. It is imperative to support local businesses during the pandemic, not only bookshops but all small businesses. Today my guest is Allison Hill, CEO American Booksellers Association. While her work is focused primarily on independent bookshops, she is knowledgeable in entrepreneurs…
 
In this event from June 2017, Brian Dillon talks to Max Porter about his latest book, Essayism (Fitzcarraldo Editions). Dillon has been fascinated by the essay form throughout his reading and writing life, and Essayism is at once a paean to this venerable and still vibrant genre, and a dazzling contemporary example of it. Porter is the author of th…
 
This week I'm in Larchmont, New York, speaking with Andersons Larchmont bookshop owner Paulene Greeman and author Jacob M. Appel. Here’s a list of links, authors, and books mentioned in this podcast. Thoughts On Homeschooling Essay Andersons Larchmont Funny Farm Movie Carrie Dean, IBCLC Jacob M. Appel Jacob -- Documentary Tina Howe Order Jacob’s Bo…
 
Russian twentieth-century poetry is one of the pinnacles of European literature and we still know little about it. This event includes readings from Yesenin, Mayakovsky, Maria Petrovykh, Varlam Shalamov (still better known for his prose) and the emigre poet Georgy Ivanov, one of the very greatest of all Russian lyric poets. Stephen Capus, Robert Ch…
 
This week I’m in Enola, Pennsylvania, chatting with Michelle Haring, owner of Cupboard Maker Books, and author Maria V. Snyder. Here’s a list of links, authors, and books mentioned in this podcast. Cupboard Maker Books The Booksellers Documentary Bookshop.org Castaway Critters Libro.fm Spiral Path Farm CSA Maria V Snyder Support the show (https://p…
 
As the nights close in, what could be better than to gather around the (virtual) hearth and consider multi-award winning poet Robin Robertson's shadow-wracked new collection, Grimoire (Picador). A grimoire is a manual for invoking spirits, and in Robertson's intense Celtic take, it tells stories of ordinary people caught up, suddenly, in the extrao…
 
We got there! Join Lottie, Nic and Jess as they look back on the experiment that was #MrBsJusticeSeason, our very first themes season of the podcast. Never letting go of the book recommendations, this episode also touches on raising daughters, global injustice and dam-building in Brazil as well as Bruce Springsteen. We also talk about whether theme…
 
West Side Books is an independent bookstore in the historic Highlands neighborhood of Northwest Denver, providing new, used, and unusual books to the community since 1997. I’m speaking with West Side Books’ owner, Lois Harvey, and store manager, Matt Aragon. Later I talk with local author Kali Fajardo-Anstine, author of Sabrina and Corina. Here’s a…
 
Daisy Lafarge’s Life Without Air (Granta), following on the tails of her pamphlets understudies for air and capriccio, is one of the mostly hotly-awaited debut collections of 2020. She read from the collection, and was in conversation about it with Rachael Allen, author of Kingdomland (Faber) and Lafarge’s editor at Granta. See acast.com/privacy fo…
 
Sometime around mid-March, my Earth Mother alter ego kicked in and has since gone into overdrive. Every few days, a malodorous smell wafts from the kitchen—that's the sourdough starter telling me it's ready for attention. I've lost count of how many pics of flowery-patterned loaves I've posted on Instagram. Gone are the bookish images and texts tha…
 
London, the Capital of world capitalism, a centre of global finance and a place of immense wealth and privilege, has an often unacknowledged red underbelly, stretching from Herbert Morrison in the 1930s to Sadiq Khan in the 2020s. In Red Metropolis (Repeater), Tribune culture editor and historian Owen Hatherley looks back at that tradition, and arg…
 
1987 proved to be a year of major change for me. It was the year I worked with the exceptional David Bowie as the stylist on the music video Day in, Day Out, directed by Julian Temple, and after a lot of coaxing, I joined Bowie and the rest of the crew on the Glass Spider Tour. I left the tour after a few months for a variety of reasons, some relat…
 
We've arrived at episode 5 of #MrBsJusticeSeason. Join us as we talk to journalist Maeve McClenaghan about her experience of a year investigating the homelessness crisis in the UK, and the book which emerged from this journey. 'No Fixed Abode' is a revealing and moving exploration of how very far the tragedy of homelessness has been allowed to deve…
 
Zimbabwean novelist, playwright and filmmaker Tsitsi Dangarembga presented her latest novel, the Booker-shortlisted This Mournable Body (Faber). The third in a trilogy which began with Nervous Conditions and continued with The Book of Not, This Mournable Body tells the ongoing story of Tambudzai and her struggles with patriarchy and the legacy of c…
 
During the 80s and 90s, I spent most of my time in Los Angeles working as a costume designer and stylist. My work included scouring thrift and vintage stores in Venice Beach, Santa Monica, Hollywood, and the valley. Magnolia Boulevard in Burbank and Lankershim Boulevard in North Hollywood were full of fabulous dinky stores overflowing with bargains…
 
In our event from 16 July 2019, Geoff Dyer talks to Frances Wilson about D.H. Lawrence. Dyer's Out of Sheer Rage, published in 1997, is a brilliant account of attempting to write, and most often failing, a book about his great hero D.H. Lawrence. Now, more than two decades later, he has edited a selection of Lawrence's essays for Penguin. Subjects …
 
I have a fondness for my local bookshop Bart’s Books, just as I’ve had for local corner bookshops wherever I’ve lived in the world. Plus, the fabulous crew of booksellers who work at Bart’s has saved my butt more than once when my muse has done a 180, and I’ve needed books for research at a moment’s notice. In this maiden voyage episode of The Book…
 
Welcome to The Bookshop! I’m your host Mandy Jackson-Beverly. Your local bookshop is a place of community, escape, learning, and adventure. A home away from home where familiar faces greet you and experiences wait patiently between the covers of a book. Here at The Bookshop, we’re committed to helping independent bookshops thrive by highlighting th…
 
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