'The Last Bookseller' to be featured on BookEnds June 11
BookEnds offers a monthly Zoom talk with the author.
WADENA — "The Last Bookseller: A Life in the Rare Book Trade" by Gary Goodman is the featured book for this month's BookEnds Online Edition which will be held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, June 11, via Zoom.
When Gary Goodman wandered into a run-down, used book shop that was going out of business in East St. Paul in 1982, he had no idea the visit would change his life. He walked in as a psychiatric counselor and walked out as the store’s new owner.
In this book, Goodman describes his sometimes desperate, sometimes hilarious career as a used and rare book dealer in Minnesota—the early struggles, the travels to estate sales and book fairs, the remarkable finds, and the bibliophiles, forgers, book thieves, and book hoarders he met along the way, according to a BookEnds news release.
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.
BookEnds Online Edition is produced by the Wadena County Historical Society and is made possible, in part, by the voters of Minnesota, through a grant from the Five Wings Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.