Interview

Interviews with persons about themselves and their passions

Interview With A Collector: Jerry Morris

August 9, 2012
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"My major areas of collecting are books about books, association copies, Samuel Johnson, Mary Hyde, and early editions of William Strunk's Elements of Style. But I don't ignore my other collections. I am always looking for interesting books on NYC and outhouses. Yes, outhouses."

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Vic Zoschak of Tavistock Books

June 1, 2011
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Vic Zoschak of Tavistock Books

Bookselling is my second career. As a ’74 graduate of the US Coast Guard Academy, I spent the first 23 years of my professional life as a “Coastie.” In the mid-80s, I discovered collecting first editions, Charles Dickens specifically.

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Philip R. Bishop of Mosher Books

December 29, 2008
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"If I could have my pick I really rather enjoyed the old days. I enjoyed the hunt. I enjoyed finding material in out of the way haunts. I enjoyed the serendipity. And I enjoyed having an exclusive set of knowledge built upon my reference works, my experience, and my ability to find out information."

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Robert Fisher of Echo Letterpress

July 1, 2008
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Robert Fisher of Echo Letterpress

First of all Robert, thanks for taking time out from your very busy schedule, and congratulations on the recent addition to your family. By way of introduction, tell us a bit about Christina and yourself. Christina and I are both graphic designers. She has a BFA in Visual Communications from Virginia Commonwealth University and I have a BFA from the University of South Carolina and an MFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, both in graphic design. We spent ten years in Manhattan working in the design world. Christina’s work was focused on textile graphics and corporate design work…

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Author Profile: Matthew Eck

July 1, 2008
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Profile of and interview with Matthew Eck, 2007 Barnes and Noble Discover Award runner-up for his first novel, The Farther Shore.

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Bruce Gventer of B&S Gventer Books and Ephemera and babf Promotions

April 15, 2008
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Bruce Gventer of B&S Gventer Books and Ephemera and babf Promotions

"Customers always want new product or new exhibitors, and diversity. They are not happy if they come though the door and cannot find something/anything to add to their collection. They all want to get in there and get it before someone else does!"

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Judith Tingley of Meetinghouse Books and MARIAB

September 3, 2007
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-Hi Judith. What is your life story before getting into bookselling, in one paragraph (and no cheating with a fifty page paragraph)? Hi, Shawn, and thanks for giving me this opportunity to blab about myself. I grew up on a farm in rural Indiana. Dad taught high school science, while Mom was in charge of the homefront.Both Mom and Dad took care of me and my big sister Jane, and all of us together took care of a passel of chickens, cats, and dogs, plus Rackety the raccoon and the occasional rescued bird—not to mention a couple of vegetable gardens…

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An Interview with Donald Hawthorne of Noah’s Ark Book Attic

June 23, 2007
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An Interview with Donald Hawthorne of Noah’s Ark Book Attic

-Let’s clear something up right away Donald. How did you come up with the name Noah’s Ark Book Attic? The name Noah’s Ark Book Attic grew out of my background in my family’s antique business known as Noah’s Ark (“a little of everything” was the slogan). -You have been in the business for over fifty years. How did you get started selling books? When I started with book selling in the late summer of 1944, my father had a corner of his antique store devoted to books. He was acquiring them as part of the purchase of estates and being…

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Interview with Paul Mills of AuctionExplorerBooks

April 23, 2007
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Interview with Paul Mills of AuctionExplorerBooks

What is AuctionExplorerBooks, in a nutshell? AuctionExplorerBooks is an on-line auction site dedicated to the sale of rare and out-of-print books. Only booksellers who are members of the major trade associations may become sellers. This is to give buyers confidence in the accuracy of the descriptions when bidding. Fees are low: $1 per lot to list and 5% commission on successful sales. There is no buyer’s premium. Sales are held monthly running for a week at a time. Viewing and bidding takes place throughout the week. In the nature of the internet it is truly international. The site’s servers are…

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