KAXE: Retired MN Bookseller Gary Goodman Reflects on 40 Years of Books

A wry, unvarnished chronicle of a career in the rare book trade during its last Golden AgeIn 1982, Gary Goodman wandered into a run-down, used-book shop that was going out of business in East St. Paul. He walked in as a psychiatric counselor and walked out as the store’s new owner. After almost 40 years and a few different stores later, Gary is now semi-retired and he’s written about his book selling experience in his new book The Last Bookseller: A Life in the Rare Book Trade.

Hear Gary Goodman interviewed on KAXE.

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