THE LAST BOOKSELLER virtual event with the Grolier Club and Gary Goodman

Gary Goodman will join a virtual event with the Grolier Club on Monday, November 15 for a presentation and discussion of his new book, THE LAST BOOKSELLER.
When Nov 15, 2021
from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where Virtual (more info below)
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A wry, unvarnished chronicle of a career in the rare book trade during its last Golden AgeGary Goodman will join a virtual event with the Grolier Club on Monday, November 15 at 11:00 a.m. Central (noon Eastern) for a presentation and discussion of his new book, The Last Bookseller: A Life in the Rare Book Trade. He will be joined by his son Nolan Goodman, an online bookseller. Please register here to receive the virtual meeting information.

In The Last Bookseller, Gary Goodman describes his sometimes desperate, sometimes hilarious career as a used and rare book dealer in Minnesota. As both a memoir and a history of booksellers and book scouts, criminals and collectors, The Last Bookseller offers an ultimately poignant account of the used and rare book business during its final Golden Age.

"The Last Bookseller is an extraordinary new book, a beautifully written firsthand account of the adventures of a man who was a mover and shaker in the book business for nearly half a century . . . a sometimes hilarious, sometimes poignant portrait of the larger-than-life characters, including the author himself, who dominated the world of books when books were sold by warm-blooded human beings instead of by soulless robots and a few mouse clicks. The Last Bookseller will be high on the must-read list of book lovers everywhere." —Mark Ziegler, author of Wordsongs

"Luckily for readers, Gary Goodman tells his story with sardonic wit and good humor. The Dickensian parade of characters in this book world makes for delightful reading. Goodman’s journey from his Arcade Street shop in 1982 to the Stillwater Book Town several decades later traverses continents and centuries of a living (and dying) book trade. A great read!" —Lynne Murphy, Valley Bookseller