Kristen Alexander and David Fax first met in 1989 (or thereabouts, neither is too sure these days) at a public service personnel management meeting. We fetched up in the same department in 1991, found we got on well (starry-eyed etc), and married in April 1994.
In 1997, we purchased a small suburban post office in Canberra which soon became Hughes Post Office and Secondhand Books. We began selling books online in December 1998. We opened Alexander Fax Booksellers, a dedicated bookshop, in 2004, specialising in quality secondhand and selected new military books, while also maintaining an interesting and diverse range of additional subjects. As well as the shop in Mawson, we continue to sell online and through our fortnightly emailed military e-Catalogues.
Kristen is a former public servant (human resource management, administrative law/freedom of information and project work). She left the service in 1996. She is Alexander Fax Bookseller’s behind the scenes person—she rarely sets foot in the shop, leaving that to David. She is... Read More
David is also a former public servant and specialised in resource management through most of his employment with the Commonwealth (no wonder we got together!). He is the face of the shop, much to Kristen’s chagrin at times, as his bookselling idol and... Read More