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Sue Beaton in Plymouth, UK, 8th August 1999
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July 20, 2018 posted by Unity Wellington

Sue Beaton in Plymouth, UK, 8th August 1999

An email from Sue Beaton (in Plymouth) discussed some kind of wizardy book for children, along with a bit of local astronomical trivia and a request for book trade gossip…

“A Distant Feast” launch, 16th June 1999
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July 20, 2018 posted by Unity Wellington

“A Distant Feast” launch, 16th June 1999

The invitation for the launch of A Distant Feast: The Origins of New Zealand’s Cuisine by Tony Simpson (Godwit), which was launched at Unity Books by radio personality Pam Corkery.

Staff meeting agenda, 3rd May 1999
Backstage
July 20, 2018 posted by Unity Wellington

Staff meeting agenda, 3rd May 1999

A busy meeting of procedure refinements, planning for a possible book club and congratulating staff for preventing two aspiring shoplifters from realising their dreams.    

Commonwealth Showcase, 29th April 1999
Events
July 20, 2018 posted by Unity Wellington

Commonwealth Showcase, 29th April 1999

The NZ Book Council organised a multi-author event to showcase the writers shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize 1999. This was the programme.

Food-themed Summer Reading, 1999
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July 17, 2018 posted by Unity Wellington

Food-themed Summer Reading, 1999

A collective effort, this food-themed selection of current and classic books accompanied a display (now long gone, with no photographic evidence).