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So, you wanna be a book dealer...

One of my favorite bloggers, Marty Weil of ephemera, interviews Kenneth Gloss, proprietor of one of my favorite bookstores, Brattle Book Shop in Boston. Gloss offers some great advice to anyone who wants to pursue the insane dream of becoming a book dealer. (A dream I'd love to pursue myself, as soon as I have a spare million or two in the bank, courtesy of the lottery.) Julie and I enjoyed our visit to Brattle Books several years ago while on vacation - it's the only store I've ever seen with bookshelves outdoors. I could smell that glorious mustiness of old books when we were still two doors away.

November 14, 2008 in Books | Permalink


Careful when sniffing the odors of Beantown. I would know, I lived there....just be glad you escaped with all of your senses intact (I hope).
Anyways, thought you'd like to know there are two other bookstores with cases outside (not to mention just plain cool shops): one in Central Square, before Harvard and another in Salem near the Old Town Hall/Derby Square.
Sorry I don't recall the names, Boston sucked some of my soul & memory. Next time yer out that-a-way, give a look-out!

Posted by: K at Nov 21, 2008 8:12:23 AM