From an episode of BackstoryPresented by Melissa Cranenburgh

Interview

Backstory: How Readings Survived 50 Years in a ‘Dying’ Industry with Managing Director Mark Rubbo OAM

Mark Rubbo OAM (and partners) purchased Readings in 1976, the same year Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak started Apple Computers. Since then the publishing and bookselling industries have been somewhat ‘under threat’. But every time the fate of books looks uncertain, reading communities make it their cause to keep them around.

Join Mel as she speaks with Managing Director, Mark, about the ups and ups of running Readings, what makes a bookshop enduring, and why they won’t be going anywhere, anytime soon.

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