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Interview by Laurence Weinstein of Philip King, bookstore entrepreneur in New Zealand.

Before Philip King sold his five bookstores in Christchurch roughly 10 years ago to Whitcoulls, a large Australian-owned bookstore and office supplies operation, he hardly fancied himself as an entrepreneur. Books were his passion: He loved to read. However, his first job was selling barbeque charcoal to New Zealand’s South Island residents.



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