Hosted by acclaimed author Cathy Rentzenbrink, this special edition was recorded live at the Booksellers Association Conference in Birmingham. In this ninth edition of The Bookseller Podcast, Nic Bottomley, President of the BA, talks about the importance of bookshops in society and the challenges facing the High Street. We also have not just one, but THREE author interviews. Hear from Elizabeth Buchan, Louise Hare & Stuart Heritage, who discuss their new and upcoming books that you won’t want to miss. Writer and journalist Anita Sethi discusses the big September books that you should read, including the Booker shortlisted books, The Testaments (NB: some plot details discussed) and Girl, Woman, Other. Hear what two of the British Isles’ best indie bookshops recommend for readers up and down the country this Christmas. This episode it’s Fleur Sinclair from Sevenoaks bookshop in Kent and Will Smith from Sam Read Books in Grasmere. And playing us out – an extract from The Testaments by Margaret Atwood. The Bookseller Podcast is a Heavy Entertainment Production.