Tag Archives: Alan Preston

Philokalia Bibliographics, 17th December 2003
Backstage
October 18, 2017 posted by Unity Wellington

Philokalia Bibliographics, 17th December 2003

The fruitless search for Philokalia volume 5 continues with the unfortunate and somewhat illogical news that despite never actually having been available, it is now out of print.  

Complaints Department, 29th November 2000
Backstage
October 18, 2017 posted by Unity Wellington

Complaints Department, 29th November 2000

Sometimes we receive the most ridiculous material as book-protection, and are compelled to make the worst possible use of it. I’m certain this improved productivity.

The Shop Girls: Bad Book Love, 2001
Backstage
October 11, 2017 posted by Unity Wellington

The Shop Girls: Bad Book Love, 2001

Clearly, when you work in a bookshop, you are also a rock star. This “band”, conceived by Marion Castree, never went on tour or performed any gigs, instead sticking to…

Philip King visit, May 2002
NZ Book Trade
September 27, 2017 posted by Unity Wellington

Philip King visit, May 2002

Communication between Alan Preston and Philip King of University Bookshop Canterbury. They were planning a refit for their 30th birthday and hoped to gain some ideas about physical layout and…