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Customs seizure dispute, 6th July 1992
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June 13, 2018 posted by Unity Wellington

Customs seizure dispute, 6th July 1992

Customs has seized a few books imported by Unity Books over the years, usually on the basis of “indecency” but this classification almost always been a thin veil for “homosexual…

Customs Seizure, 3rd March 1989
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June 13, 2018 posted by Unity Wellington

Customs Seizure, 3rd March 1989

A series of communications from Customs regarding books they seized as they deemed them indecent by the laws of the time.

Kapiti Library supply, 27th September 2000
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May 21, 2018 posted by Unity Wellington

Kapiti Library supply, 27th September 2000

Unity Books has a strong history of supplying libraries, both by contract and on a casual basis. This letter to Kapiti Public Library in response to a query outlines our…

Press release, 25th July 2002
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May 14, 2018 posted by Unity Wellington

Press release, 25th July 2002

In 2002, Unity Books and other bookshops including members of some chains, discovered that a group of publishers were investigating selling direct to libraries at larger discounts than they offered…