Category: Interview

Interviews with persons about themselves and their passions

The Interview: Andras Bereznay, Historical Cartographer Extraordinaire

By:Lee Miller, author of Roanoke: Solving the Mystery of the Lost Colony. Andras did the maps for this book, which can be seen on his site: http://www.historyonmaps.com/ Andras, you are an historical cartographer–tell us how this differs from being strictly a…

Lee Miller, author of “Roanoke”

Email: leemillerbooks@twcny.rr.com By Shirley Bryant I understand, Lee, that your non-fiction book “Roanoke: Solving The Mystery Of The Lost Colony” will be published in paperback form this coming summer by Penguin (and was previously released in hardback in the U.S. by…

Joyce Meskis of Tattered Cover Bookstore, Denver, CO

Joyce, you’ve evidently been fighting for First Amendment rights for quite some time. What first got you started in fighting censorship of the written word and freedom of speech, i.e., what personal beliefs or experiences have you had that made…

The Grand Pooh-Bah: An Interview with Lynn deWeese-Parkinson

Barbara: Of the many projects you have taken on in your life, Bibliophile has been important to many booksellers. Let’s begin there. What is Bibliophile, how many subscribers do you have, and how does one subscribe? Lynn: Bibliophile is an…

Sam Gottlieb, author of “Overbooked in Arizona”

Editor: Sam, many booksellers know you from book-related lists, but they may not all know you’re an author. What originally gave you the idea for the wildly funny “Overbooked In Arizona”? Sam: I was on one of my usual Saturday Garage…

Paul Anderson – Books & Collectibles

From: Paul Anderson Database name: Books & Collectibles Database URL: http://www.BooksandCollectibles.com.au Editor: What is your purpose in starting a online book database (i.e., to help online booksellers, to get a database that does what you think a book database should do, because…

Maria Bustillos of Popula

Q: What originally gave you the idea of starting an online auction? A: For years, in connection with my work as a housewares designer, I had been haphazardly collecting mid-century fashion and design magazines. In late 1997 I answered a…

Interview with Piet Wesselman, of Antiqbook

Q: Piet, how and when did you originally get into the book business? As a high school dropout I wanted to become either a bookseller or a journalist. Bookseller was easiest. I worked in a (new books) bookshop and with…