Tag Archives: Behind the scenes

Communications book, May 2008
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January 29, 2018 posted by Unity Wellington

Communications book, May 2008

Selected pages from the communications book from 2008. Pertinent issues of the day: pest control(!), author signings and events, birthday cake, ecological initiatives (shrinkwrap and power departments) and requests for…

Weekend Book, 2007
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January 29, 2018 posted by Unity Wellington

Weekend Book, 2007

Selected pages from the “Weekend Book” of 2007 – used by weekday staff to communicate with weekend staff (and vice versa) about important topics like late deliveries; new books; knobbly…

Peter Ireland letter, 28th July 2016
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October 20, 2017 posted by Unity Wellington

Peter Ireland letter, 28th July 2016

A letter from Peter Franks to Tilly Lloyd putting straight some things that had been misreported in her radio review of Labour: The NZ Labour Party 1916-2016 by Peter Franks…

Philokalia Bibliographics, 17th December 2003
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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
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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.

Mystery Shopper, 2nd October 2003
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October 11, 2017 posted by Unity Wellington

Mystery Shopper, 2nd October 2003

We scored badly on a mystery shopper assessment, but this was one of the years we also were awarded a Top Shop award by Retail NZ. Staff had their own…