Most happy to start the week by being included in Lee Kirk's blog on Tomfolio, the independent cooperative book-dealers site, with a thumbnail biography of my Old Book Shop and a preview of my story “Books Before NOOKs – And Beyond”.
As a fellow bookseller and freelance writer Lee noted, she recognized a piece of “blatant self-promotion” when she saw it!
In (one) of my other lives beyond bibliopole, journalism has (mostly) paid the bills for the past half-century or so. Both fields have undergone major changes in recent decades but both have retained the allure of a certain degree of independence which partially compensates for the poor pay.
For sure a doctor, plumber or garbage-collector are higher up the income ladder, but would they have uncovered the dormant tale of a miracle book from the Vatican which survived the sinking at sea of the SS Andrea Doria?
Please, pick it up here: