R-Urban

Wick Curiosity Shop

The Collection

Central Books, a brief history 1939 to 1999

What:

Publication

When:

1999

Where:

Who:

Dave Cope

£ 3

Dave Cope has written a fascinating account of the company.

To most people, book distribution is arcane at best; a technical matter involving boxes, invoices, returns (ah, them), warehousing. Central Books is a bit different as it enable us all to reach bookshops who would not want to cope with small orders and hundreds of invoices; far better to order to one source. But the history of Central is a bit different too as it was set up to distribute publishers associated with the Communist Party.