In Memoriam Alfredo BreitfeldPosted on 11/07/2021 at 12:07
Today marks the first anniversary of the death of Alfredo Breitfeld of Librería de Antaño in Buenos Aires. Alfredo was one of a handful of booksellers who became sick with Covid-19 after attending the New York Antiquarian Book Fair in March 2020. His condition worsened on the flight back to Buenos Aires, where he spent four months on a ventilator. Alfredo Breitfeld passed away on 11 July at the age of 82. His son, Gustavo, plans to continue the business, adapting to new trends in buying, selling and collecting, ‘We were partners with my father for more than thirty years, and I learned a lot, although I must admit that these moments are very challenging for our profession. I will try hard and with passion!’
'I was so much older then'Posted on 20/06/2021 at 17:06
Rob Rulon-Miller looks back on a quarter of a century since I interviewed him. George Floyd was murdered less than ten miles from Rob’s home, and his thoughtful afterword describes the efforts of CABS-Minnesota to assist those who have found themselves isolated, distanced, or removed from the antiquarian book trade by reason of race, culture, class, religious affiliation, or gender.