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Member Profiles
Ed and Dot Quinn sell books and more in Blue Ridge PDF Print E-mail
 

Life has been full of dramatic changes for Ed and Dot Quinn of E. QUINN – BOOKSELLER in Blue Ridge, Georgia.  Ed’s transition from New York City’s “Hell’s Kitchen” neighborhood to the presidency of a national finance company was unusual enough, but it was the leap from the executive suite to the counter of a used/rare bookstore in 1999 that was the biggest change.  Ed and Dot had retired to the mountains of North Georgia in 1991.  When a friend wanted to open a coffee shop in the little tourist town in 1999 and asked if they would like to share the space and open a bookstore, they surprised themselves by saying, “Yes.”

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Cliff Graubert reveals the story of Old New York Bookshop PDF Print E-mail

Cliff Graubert, like Frank Walsh, was one of the founding members of GABA.  In the 1970’s his Old New York Bookshop was well-known both for books and as a meeting place for many Atlanta writers. Cliff’s profile is in the form of an interview.  The first question was: When, why, how did you start the Old New York Bookshop?  Why that name?  Cliff responded,

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Featured Member

Smythe Books

Jim Strawn is the classic example of a person taking a passion – in his case a penchant for collecting books – and turning it into a business in retirement.  In October, 2006, Jim, then age 65 and a former finance chief in the radio industry, along with his wife, Judy, opened their own store, Smythe Books, in Dunwoody, Georgia.

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Are you an established antiquarian bookseller in Georgia? Find out how to be a member...

GABA Officers

Libby Ware
President
Toadlily Books

Dan Read
Vice-President
Blue Train Books

Charlene Ball
Secretary

David Hamilton
Treasurer
Americana Books, ABAA

Frank Walsh
Historian
Yesteryear Book Shop, Inc, ABAA

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