An extract from Turning the Pages: The Story of Bookselling in New Zealand by Anna Rogers and Max Rogers, published by Reed Publishing for Booksellers New Zealand, 1993.
Correspondence relating to Alan Preston’s purchase of the old Oxford University Press showroom as the premises for the first incarnation of Unity Books.
Unity Books Wellington received many tributes to Alan Preston independent of those added to the official tribute book.
Alan Preston’s death, while not unexpected, caused ripples of sadness throughout the book industry and the wider communities he was a part of. The following is a selection of published…