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Comrade Hodgson, 2002
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January 23, 2018 posted by Unity Wellington

Comrade Hodgson, 2002

When staff member Jess Hodgson went to China, she acquired a holographic badge of Chairman Mao for Alan Preston. I’m not sure how he took the comparison, but as a…

First Plastic Bag run, 2000
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January 23, 2018 posted by Unity Wellington

First Plastic Bag run, 2000

In 2000 we got our first run of customised plastic bags, featuring Nigel Cox’s text (riffing on Italo Calvino) and the names of several of our favourite local and international…

Anna Applin resigns as buyer, 8th April 2006
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December 27, 2017 posted by Unity Wellington

Anna Applin resigns as buyer, 8th April 2006

Despite the evidence that NO-ONE LEAVES UNITY BOOKS (see below), people do occasionally resign, and when they do, everyone goes in to half-mourning mode temporarily.  

In Other Words Closure, 4th May 2007
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December 27, 2017 posted by Unity Wellington

In Other Words Closure, 4th May 2007

The Unity crew were saddened to hear of the closing of “In Other Words”, the Plymouth bookshop owned by former Unity shop girl Prudence de Villiers.  

Booksellers NZ Industry Standards, 26th November 1997
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November 6, 2017 posted by Unity Wellington

Booksellers NZ Industry Standards, 26th November 1997

Booksellers NZ devised a set of standards for publishers, their representatives and booksellers to adhere to, in order to improve the professionalism of the industry, increase the efficiency of the…