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Oliver Darkshire “Once Upon a Tome: The Misadventures of a Rare Bookseller”
March 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
Sponsored by The Grolier Club
Fri March 17, 12:00-1:00pm EST
British antiquarian bookseller Oliver Darkshire will read from and discuss his book “Once Upon a Tome: The Misadventures of a Rare Bookseller” in this virtual event. As a young man, Darkshire entered Henry Sotheran Ltd. to interview for what he thought would be a year-long apprenticeship, but turned into a career – and obsession. In his book, Darkshire divulges the secrets of the trade and the peculiarities of life in one of the world’s oldest bookstores – including its resident ghost, Henry Sotheran, who was killed by a tram. By turns unhinged and earnest, “Once Upon a Tome” is a funny coming-of-age story that is a love letter to the benign yet unruly world of antiquarian bookselling.
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