Friday, July 9, 2010
Michael Popek is the owner of family-run used and rare bookstore in Otego, N.Y. He has been in the book business since junior high school, when his father bought a vanload of used books at an auction and decided to see if there was any money to be made off them. Since then, his family has built a successful used-book business that combines a brick-and-mortar location with an online presence that ships books all over the world. As owner of the bookstore, Popek buys books from libraries, estates and individuals on a regular basis. His first Forgotten Bookmark, which he posted in June 2007, was a handwritten note found in a paperback copy of "The Blind Assassin" by Margaret Atwood. Since that post, more than 1500 items have been featured on the website.
Posted by Michael Popek at 3:15 AM