"When we read, we start at the beginning and continue until we reach the end. When we write, we start in the middle and fight our way out." - Vickie Karp
Sunday, 25 March 2012
Open Book on iplayer
I hid in another room when Open Book was on today. Far too weird listening to myself talk.
However, if you'd like to hear me talking about 'Weird Things Customers say in Bookshops' and hear some quotes from the book, then head over here [you want the 25/03/12 link]. It'll also be repeated on BBC Radio 4 at 3:30pm on Thursday 29th. x
Jen Campbell is the author of the best-selling 'Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops' series, and her new book 'The Bookshop Book' is out now. She's also an award-winning poet and short story writer. Her poetry collection 'The Hungry Ghost Festival' is published by The Rialto, and she lives in London, where she works at an antiquarian bookshop. She is currently writing a short story collection and she runs a Booktube channel over at youtube.com/jenvcampbell
OUT NOW (click for details) signed copies
From the oldest bookshop in the world, to the smallest you could imagine, The Bookshop Book examines the history of books, talks to authors about their favourite places, and looks at over three hundred weirdly wonderful bookshops across six continents (sadly, we’ve yet to build a bookshop down in the South Pole). The Bookshop Book is a love letter to bookshops all around the world.