Blog posts by Kurt Zimmerman

Kurt is first and foremost a book collector. He has been collecting for over 25 years in two areas: association items related to American book collecting and a large assemblage of Latin American literature in both English and Spanish.

You Know You're a Serious Book Collector When . . . The insurance value of your book collection is greater than the value of your home. You will skip watching any sporting event to attend a Book Fair. You have a separate credit card just for book purchases. The high balance on your book credit card “doesn't really count." You fantasize more about books than the opposite sex. You realize you may never see that rare book again but you can always make more money. You sell your piano to make room for another large bookcase. You can't wait to get the kids out of the house so you can use their rooms for books. You quietly worry about the structural integrity of your home. You can scout bookstores all day long and forget to eat. You have a tumultuous relationship with your postman. Most of the emails you receive are “want matches” from boo... [more You Know You’re a Serious Book Collector When…]