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Progressive Books, 1930s (3rd of 3)

Progressive Books, 1930s

Auckland's Progressive Books opened as a cooperative left-wing venture in 1936. It was known as 'Basham's Bomb Shop' because Jack and Doris Basham (shown in the photo) were its initiators. The shop attracted support from unionists, socialists, modernist intellectuals and academics. It claimed to stock 'a wide range of books on questions of the day, at the lowest possible price'.

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Chris Hilliard, 'Intellectuals - New outlets', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 July 2024)

Story by Chris Hilliard, published 22 Oct 2014