Experience

Daïad Fine Books 2014-Present

HEAD HONCHO

Selling antiquarian and collectible books, specializing in the unusual, the unexpected, and the unique.

BookFairs.Com 2013-Present

OWNER/EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

Helming this small internet start-up, including hands-on development of the web site and solicitation of both content and advertising.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. 2003-2014

DIRECTOR, USED-BOOK OPERATIONS 2010-2014


MANAGER, RARE BOOKS DEPARTMENT 2005-2014


ASSISTANT MANAGER, USED-BOOK DIVISION 2003-2010

Managed the overall brand; expanded B&N’s core used-book business by developing an online presence for both second-hand ("Barnes & Noble Once-Read Books") and antiquarian/rare books (“Barnes & Noble Collectibles”); traveled extensively to antiquarian book fairs and other trade events. Also served as chief rare books cataloguer and evaluator, performing extensive bibliographical research, conducting appraisals, and issuing regular print and electronic catalogues.

Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar 2012-2013

AUCTION ORGANIZER / ASSISTANT FACULTY

Organized the annual charity auction to benefit CABS (a highly regarded non-profit institution founded in 1972). Solicited, catalogued, photographed, lotted, and indexed donations (consisting of a wide variety of books, manuscripts, ephemera, and services); desktop-published and issued both print and e-catalogues. Additionally pursued and collected third-party bids, solicited scholarships, and served as adjunct to the faculty.

Data Communications Magazine 1996-2000

ACTING PRODUCTION MANAGER – 1998-2000

FREELANCE DESKTOP PUBLISHER – 1996-1998

Responsible for the output of the entire magazine, from raw text and graphics to the final printed page; additionally ran the production of Data Comm–produced “show dailies” at two major week-long international tech conventions held in Atlanta, Georgia (1998) and Geneva, Switzerland (1999).

Freelance Gun for Hire (Partial Client List) 1995-2003

McGRAW-HILL, HEARST PUBLICATIONS, CMP MEDIA, LIGHTBULB PRESS, NEW JERSEY LAW JOURNAL, THE LIZ CLAIBORNE FOUNDATION, NAT WEST MARKET RESEARCH, LAZARD FRÈRES, AMMIRATI PURIS LINTAS, AEGIS INSURANCE SERVICES, THE LIMITED INC., ET AL.

Writing; copy and content editing; page layout/pasteup; desktop publishing; creation of infographics, maps, charts, and graphs; photo-editing; proofreading; indexing; software and database design and development; consulting; etc.

Education

¶ NEW YORK UNIVERSITY (New York, NY)

~Concentration in theater and literature, two years

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA / RARE BOOK SCHOOL (Charlottesville, VA)

~The Printed Book in the West since 1800
[Eric Holzenberg, 2009]

~Illustration Processes to 1900
[Terry Belanger, 2012]

~Reference Sources for Rare Books
[Joel Silver, 2012]

~Introduction to the History of Bookbinding
[Jan Storm van Leeuwen, 2013]

~Introduction to the Principles of Bibliographical Description (aka “the dreaded Des-Bib”)
[David Whitesell, 2013]

~TK
[TK, 2015]

~TK
[TK, 2015]

CENTER FOR BOOK ARTS (New York, NY)

~Bookbinding I
~Bookbinding II
~Leather Bindings
~Rebacking & Rebinding
~Clamshells & Boxes
~Coptic Bindings
~Japanese Bindings
~Non-Adhesive Bindings
~Wood-engraving and Printing
~Headbanding
~Colors & Dies

Affiliations & Memberships

~The Bibliographical Society of America (BSA)
~The Fine Press Book Association (FPBA)
~The Ephemera Society of America
~American Printing History Association (APHA)
~The Ticknor Society
~The Dictionary Society of America
~Friends of Rare Book School
~Friends of the New York Public Library
~Friends of Bobst Library (NYU)
~National Association of Professional Women
~National Storytelling Network
~Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar (2006-2013)

Software Proficiencies, Languages

¶ At ease with both the Mac OS and Windows ¶ Proficient in the Microsoft Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access ¶ Fluent up to HTML5 and CSS3 ¶ Comfortable with standard editors including Coda 2, Dreamweaver, Blue Griffin ¶ Familiar with common programming languages such as JS, Java, PHP, PERL ¶ Database design: MS Access, Filemaker ¶ Page Layout: Quark Xpress, FrameMaker, PagePro, InDesign ¶ Graphics: Photoshop, Illustrator ¶ “Helper” programs: FTP, compression, shipping/postage, etc. ¶ Social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Instagram, SnapChat, etc. ¶ Google everything ¶ iOS apps such as Pages, Notability, Instapaper, DropBox, Jump Desktop, and others ¶ Also rusty but conversational Spanish and French, touch of German, vague recollection of (high school) Latin...