Philip McBlain began collecting books shortly after he started practicing law. He quickly realized that he enjoyed books and the book trade far more than law, and made a career change. Philip established McBlain Books in 1970. McBlain Books operates out of Hamden, CT, and specializes in Africa, African Americana, Asia and the Pacific, North Africa and the Middle East. ABAA Member since 1977. Interviewed by Michael Ginsberg at the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair.