Friday, December 8, 2017

A Fine Stock of Janet Frame Books

This photo of a fantastic pile of Janet Frame books - mostly American editions - was tweeted by Unity Books Auckland sometime in July 2017.

Clearly this is is one of the great New Zealand bookshops!

(Some new New Zealand editions are coming soon guys!)
Buy books for Christmas and support your local bookstore!

From their web site:
19 High Street
Auckland 1010
Ph. 09 307 0731


Monday-Friday 8.30am – 7pm
Saturday 9am – 6pm
Sunday 10am – 6pm

In 1989 Jo McColl and Nigel Cox (dearly loved, sadly departed) were given free rein by Alan Preston, then owner of Unity Books, to interpret the Auckland market. In Nigel’s immortal words:
If bookshops are compared to a summer’s day, which one comes up smelling of roses? If bookshops were horticulturalists, which one knows its onions? If small is beautiful, Unity is still very attractive. If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, meet me by the philosophy shelves. If Dorothy Parker shopped at Unity, I wouldn’t be surprised.

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