The ABAA is delighted to welcome the following members to, or to a new status within, the Association: Katharina Koch, Books Tell You Why, Inc.; Linda S. Moore, Alcuin Books; Kevin Mullen, Mullen Books, Inc.; and Lynne Veatch, The Veatchs Arts of the Book. Read a little more about each member below.
Katharina Koch, Books Tell You Why, Inc. (Mount Pleasant, SC)
Katharina Koch was born in Germany, and moved to Charleston, SC in 1995 with her family. In 2002, Books Tell You Why was started. Currently still a college student studying Biology, her first year was spent at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, and she is now in the Honors College at the College of Charleston. Katharina developed a passion for collectible and antiquarian books since an early age and plays a role in the everyday life of Books Tell You Why, be it cataloging a new acquisition, interacting with customers, or worrying about the marketing logistics and finances of a growing book business. She takes personal pride in curating the offering of children’s books (specifically Caldecott Award and Newbery Medal winners), Christmas books centered on The Night before Christmas, as well as the works of Charles van Sandwyk, and all too often ventures into fine press publications.
Kevin Mullen, Mullen Books, Inc. (Marietta, PA)
Kevin Mullen has been selling books since he left the Environmental Consulting field in 1992. His love of art and satisfaction of answering only to himself for his success or failure were the springboard to enter the Bookselling field with Art Books as a specialty. Kevin recently renovated an amazing building near the Susquehanna River in Columbia, PA to suit his business needs. It has over 7500 feet of occupied shelving, and it is only a 5 minute drive from his 4 acre farm. At his farm, he and his family raise turkeys, chickens, ducks, bunnies, and spoiled rotten cats. Waldorf education and organic-farming help him create balance in a field well-known for wonderful folks who know a whole lot about very little. He looks forward to working with his new colleagues and trading humorous stories and tales of conquest!
Lynne Veatch, The Veatchs Arts of the Book (Northampton, MA) Lynne Veatch is a well-known member of the trade for over thirty years and has been an associate member in the ABAA since 2006. You can learn more about Lynne and her husband Bob, who co-owns The Veatchs Arts of the Book, in the video interview at the link.
Linda S. Moore, Alcuin Books Linda S. Moore, Alcuin Books (Scottsdale, AZ) Linda S. Moore began in 1992 as cataloguer for the late George Chamberlain until his passing in 2005 (see the ABAA Newsletter, Spring, 2005). She then worked for Charles Parkhurst Rare Books for the next five years. Since 2011 she has been the chief bibliographer for Alcuin Books and the designer of their webpage. Her primary responsibilities are descriptive bibliography, assisting Richard Murian with appraisals, and running the day-to-day operation of Alcuin’s rare and scholarly book store.