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Whare Raupo: The Reed Books Story

Whare Raupo: The Reed Books Story (Hardback, Illustrated edition)

By McLean, Gavin

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A lively history of The House of Reed (Whare Raupo), from its humble beginnings in Dunedin with A.H.Reed to the modern Reed Publishing. While telling the story of the company, this is also the story of the books and authors, the editors and designers, and the loyal readers who co... read full description below.

ISBN 9780790011233
Barcode 9780790011233
Published 12 April 2007 by Raupo Publishing (NZ) Ltd
Format Hardback, Illustrated edition
Series Raupo Series
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ISBN-13 9780790011233
ISBN-10 0790011239
Stock Ready to ship - Less than 10 items
Publisher Raupo Publishing (NZ) Ltd
Imprint Raupo Publishing (NZ) Ltd
Publication Date 12 April 2007
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback, Illustrated edition
Edition Illustrated edition
Author(s) By McLean, Gavin
Series Raupo Series
Category History
Big Books Picture books
Australasian & Pacific History
Business & Management
Publishing Industry
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 280
Dimensions Width: 485mm
Height: 248mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Publishers and publishing, History, History, New Zealand, Reed Publishing (NZ) Ltd
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 070.50993
Catalogue Code 100953

Description of this Book

Whare Raupo - literally 'House of Reed' - is the authoritative history of New Zealand's oldest book publishing company. With the guidance of historian and writer Gavin McLean, it is not only the most complete history of Reed but also one of the most readable and fascinating accounts of the book trade ever released. Based on years of research - McLean is the only historian to have read all of the voluminous correspondence in the Reed archives - the author traces Reed from its founding by A.H. Reed in Dunedin in 1907, through its growth and golden years in Wellington in the mid-twentieth century, to the remaking of the modern company on Auckland's North Shore. Along the way emerge remarkable stories of writers, editors, designers, booksellers and printers, engaging personalities who have contributed to making the story of New Zealand books.

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