Tag: booksellers

A Book and an Obsession – the Goldstone’s Out of the Flames

Spirits were high and laughter was afoot at the Rocky Mountain Antiquarian Book Fair as noted mystery author and bookman John Dunning introduced Larry and Nancy Goldstone thus: When Larry the writer met Nancy ‘Twas much more than just fun…

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…

Joe Spoor of BookQuarters

From: Joe Spoor Database name: Bookquarters.com (was previously BookGraveyard.com) Database URL: http://www.Bookquarters.com 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,…

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…

A Conversation with Dick Weatherford of Alibris

Second of a series on the various bookselling services. Tell us about how Interloc got started. I was hired as a consultant by Bookquest which was sponsored by a company called Faxon. At that time I was a partner with…