SDPB In the Moment Interview: Gary Goodman turns a page on the rare book trade

Before the digital age, if you wanted to find a rare book, you had to do some digging. Maybe you got in the car and journeyed to used book stores across the Midwest. Maybe you had to find someone equally obsessed with finding the perfect book for your collection.

A wry, unvarnished chronicle of a career in the rare book trade during its last Golden AgegoBefore the digital age, if you wanted to find a rare book, you had to do some digging. Maybe you got in the car and journeyed to used book stores across the Midwest. Maybe you had to find someone equally obsessed with finding the perfect book for your collection.

Gary Goodman was one of those obsessed rare book dealers. In fact, he spent 40 years and put six kids through college by selling secondhand books. His memoir of this time is available now from University of Minnesota Press. It's called The Last Bookseller: A Life in the Rare Book Trade.

Watch the interview with Gary Goodman at South Dakota Public Broadcasting.