Story: Waikato region

Paul's Book Arcade

Paul’s Book Arcade was a Hamilton institution for decades, selling a wide range of books including, from 1945, its own publications. That year Blackwood and Janet Paul began publishing books by local and national authors, including John Mulgan, Maurice Duggan, Frank Sargeson and Hone Tuwhare. Listen to Jeannette Ward, a former manager of the shop, talk about the international reputation Paul’s Book Arcade had won by the 1950s.

Sound file from Hamilton City Libraries: Oral History : OHQ238

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Waikato region - Arts, culture and heritage', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/speech/27180/pauls-book-arcade (accessed 29 January 2020)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, updated 1 Jul 2015