I’ve decided to put paper defiance on indefinite hiatus. I've had some life going on which is why I haven’t recorded and posted an interview since I talked to Stefen. I decided to give it a break and see how I was feeling about the podcast when all of that was dealt with. I’ve loved … Continue reading The end
Stefen’s Books, Perth
Stefen runs Stefen's Books in Perth, Western Australia. With a focus on genre books, it's a wonderful place - and Stefen is a passionate bookseller (you need to be passionate about dusting bookshelves to be one...). (On Facebook, Twitter, Insta.) Thanks for listening to this episode. If you enjoyed this episode, consider leaving a rating … Continue reading Stefen’s Books, Perth
Voce Books, Birmingham
Voce Books in Birmingham, UK, is run by Clive and Maria. It's focused on books published on independent presses, is tiny, and punches well above its weight. It's also very new! (And they're on Insta, and Twitter.)
Shaqueal runs Our Watts Bookshop
In this episode I interview Shaqueal Atkins of Our Watts Bookshop in Watts, Los Angeles. She's opening her bricks&mortar bookshop in just a couple of months! Thanks for listening to this thirteenth episode. If you enjoyed this episode, consider leaving a rating or a review, or just tell someone else about it! You can find … Continue reading Shaqueal runs Our Watts Bookshop
Sue is the CEO of Clunes Booktown
In this interview, I'm doing something a bit different: talking to the CEO of Clunes Booktown. Thanks for listening to this twelfth episode. If you’re listening to this before March 25, you’ve still got time to get tickets and get to the festival! Personally I am super excited to see Sheila Fitzpatrick live. So, if … Continue reading Sue is the CEO of Clunes Booktown
Jeannine runs Harriett’s and Ida’s Bookshops
In this episode I talk to Jeannine A. Cook, who is responsible for Harriett's Bookshop and Ida's Bookshop. (I get a bit starstruck, so forgive some giddiness...). Thanks for listening to this eleventh episode. And if you think I’m not amused and bemused by talking to someone who has also featured on Oprah and in … Continue reading Jeannine runs Harriett’s and Ida’s Bookshops
Fiona at The Avid Reader
In which I chat to Fiona from The Avid Reader in Brisbane for this first episode of 2023! I haven’t done a transcript for this episode because I’m really not sure whether they’re being used. So if you have used the transcripts or know someone who likes them, please let me know - you can … Continue reading Fiona at The Avid Reader
Episode 9: The Hellenic Book Service
In which I talk to Monica about the 56-year-old Hellenic Book Service. Fifty six years! See next post for a slightly edited transcript.
Episode 8: The Neverending Bookshop
In which Annie Carl of The Neverending Bookshop and I geek out a bit over Nicola Griffith, The Neverending Story, and various other aspects of science fiction and fantasy... and we discuss her bookshop, too. See next post for a (slightly edited) transcript, and the post after that for some pictures!
Episode 7: The Bookshop at Queenscliff
In which I talk to Matt from The Bookshop at Queenscliff about buying a bookshop on Gumtree (well, not quite, but almost) and how they can be cultural centres for their towns. See the next post for a (slightly edited) transcript of the interview.