Hear author Gary Goodman tell stories about his sometimes desperate, sometimes hilarious career buying and selling rare books.
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. His new book, “The Last Bookseller: A Life in the Rare Book Trade”, describes his 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.
Stillwater Public Library is joining with the University of Minnesota Press and Valley Bookseller to present this talk by Gary Goodman.