Blog Posts tagged "obits"

Gore Vidal (1925-2012)

By Susan Benne

Gore Vidal, 2009 in NYC (image by David Shankbone via Wikipedia) Sad news this morning: Gore Vidal, 86, has passed away as a result of complications from pneumonia. The witty, sardonic writer had a prolific career that included the publication of more than 25 novels, 8 plays, 14 screenplays, and numerous works of nonfiction and essays. The NY Times called him an "Augustan figure who believed hims... [more]

"So that's the answer to life. If you can find a person to love, who loves life as much as you do, and loves books as much as you do, grab her or him and get married." Ray Bradbury Yesterday we lost a literary lion, Ray Bradbury. More than just an acclaimed American author, Mr. Bradbury was always a good friend to and supporter of libraries and booksellers, and a personal friend of many ABAA membe... [more]

Yesterday we were faced with the very sad news that beloved author and illustrator Maurice Sendak died at the age of 83. We're big fans of Mr. Sendak here at ABAA HQ, and it's difficult to find the right words to pay tribute to such an important literary figure. So, in lieu of a more personal eulogy, I've provided links below to several interviews and profiles. (He had so many interesting things ... [more]

Sad News: Don Reisler

By Susan Benne

I'm very sad to report that longtime bookseller and ABAA member Don Reisler has passed away after a protracted battle with cancer. The service will be held at 11am tomorrow, Tuesday, March 13, gravesite at the National Memorial Park Cemetery, 7482 Lee Highway, Falls Church, Virginia (between section 7 and 8 of the King David Memorial Gardens). A lunch will be held afterwards at Bazin's on Church (... [more]

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