What do you love about the book trade?
Finding the stories in books and ephemera and using those stories to connect them with people. That is such a high for me - finding the person who needs this object, who will really appreciate and love it.
Describe a typical day for you:
I still have a day job (in fintech), so a typical day starts with Zoom calls. But by late afternoon I head in to the shop, sort through books that have come in, process mail, feed the cat.
Favorite rare book (or ephemera) that you’ve handled?
This is such a tough one, but I have a modern first right now that is an anthology of Hawaiian fiction that comes with a note from Jack Lord returning it to Ed Sheehan and referencing an abandoned, joint writing project that I really love. I think because it's just so saturated with Hawai'i creative culture.
What do you personally collect?
I'm a sucker for obscure Le Guin and religious ephemera.
What do you like to do outside of work?
I love to be in nature - hiking, gardening, those types of things.
Thoughts on the present state and/or future of the rare book trade?
I'd love to see it really open up to BIPOC booksellers and have fewer barriers to entry, and be more open to non-traditional collections and collectors
Any upcoming fairs or catalogues?