Author: Editor

Addendum

Post-Erattum In the previous issue, we used “Errata” for the column heading in this space. Errata, of course, is actually a list of writing or printing errors in a given work, usually provided on a small slip of paper and…

John Hardy of Hardy Books, Nevada City, California

I’m John Hardy of Hardy Books, Nevada City, California. We’re in our 10th year of business. Hardy Books specializes in “All Things Californian” (California history, fine Press, authors, poets, photographers, artists, food and drink, flora, fauna, movies, books to film,…

Marc Monsarrat of Bookmarc Books, Malahat, British Columbia

My parents were both authors and editors, so I believe I came upon my love of words and illustrations honestly. Before my semi-retirement I had spent 30 years in the printing industry in Canada, so I believe I came upon…

Joe Perlman of Mostly Useful Fictions

My name is Joe Perlman and I am the proud owner of Mostly Useful Fictions. The name describes my specialty, which I like to think of as “Useful Fiction” (i.e., twentieth century world literature). I sell what I love, mostly…

An Interview with Mike Goodenough

-Tell us a little about yourself. My passion for paper started in the school playground, swapping comics, cigarette cards and later, ‘naughty’ postcards. In the mid 1960s, swathes of houses in my neighbourhood were being bulldozed to accommodate the motorcar,…

Mega-Lister Questionnaire

Short identical questionnaires were sent to Abebooks, Alibris, and Amazon, and they were kind enough to reply. A modified version was sent to the independent meta-search service AddALL, which did not respond. Abebooks Mega-Lister Questionnaire 1. How does Abebooks define…

Addendum

International Editions Dear Editor, I thank you for your service, and have found the information on your web site to be most useful. I am an engineer disabled with Lou Gehrigs disease, and as such I pass the time and…

The Team Behind Books Tell You Why

Back in old Europe, many years ago, Andrea and Joachim Koch started collecting books, well before this fascinating hobby took on a much more significant role in our lives. The house was always filled with books, for everyday reading as…

Caite Stevens of Vivarte Books

It all began with eBay in 1999. At the time, I was a single girl working full-time as a sales assistant for a national brokerage firm. Id been earning extra money by cutting my teeth on eBay, selling all the…