Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Shop-books.ca specializes in Fantasy, First Editions, Limited Editions, Literature, Science Fiction, Signed Editions.
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Online bookseller, specializing in limited editions, science fiction, and fantasy. www.shop-books.caI have been a small, mobile bookseller for over 15 years and have recently decided to stay in one place!
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Interview with George Kalogeris of Shop-books.ca
- When did you get started in bookselling?
- Lime many, I have been in love with reading from an early age and decided to move into bookselling partly as a way to learn and hone certain online and e-commerce skills but also partly to share literature I have loved and interesting books I have found. I have been selling offline through mail, email and locally for over 20 years.
- What drew you to bookselling?
- As I mentioned, a love of books originally plus a desire to learn new business skills. But I also went from collector to bookseller because I was looking at books more than reading and thought "let me try to sell a few of these things taking up room in my garage".
- Did you have any mentors in becoming a bookseller?
- Not personal mentors but certainly many people I have learned form, especially the Aherns at Quill and Brush.
- What are your specialties as a dealer?
- I own a good collection of signed science-fiction, horror, and fantasy books.
- What's the most amazing book you've ever sold?
- First thing that comes to mind but it's not a book but a comic: Amazing Fantasy 14 which was the issue before Spiderman appeared for the first time in Amazing Fantasy 15. So close!
- What is your favorite part of being a bookseller?
- Opening and reading a few lines form each book I catalogue.
- Do you have an open storefront or have you in the past?
- No, always through mail or online.shop-books.ca is the site I have today.
- If so, do/did you have any bookstore pets?
- What do you personally like to read? Collect?
- I have varied tastes and it depends on my mood really but anything from good science fiction to philosophy, religion, biographies and modern classics.
- What's your favorite book you personally own? Would you sell it, if the price were right?
- Probably Love is a Dog From Hell by Bukowski. Yes...
- What one book would you buy if price were no object?
- So many! Don't fence me in!
- If you were stranded on a desert island and could bring three books, what would they be?
- Again so many! Today that would be: Any writings on the Buddha, Van Gogh's letters, Roberston Davies Deptford Trilogy. Ask me again tomorrow and the answer will be different!