Mark Brumberg is a seasoned independent bookseller and arts event organizer. He is delighted to co-produce this book fair that showcases the best antiquarian booksellers, ephemera dealers, and talented book artists, who work day-in and day-out in their offices, studios, and shops throughout New England and beyond.
Mark studied political economy, literature, and education at Hampshire College and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. During the midst of the recent great recession, he received a certificate in Arts Management from the Arts Extension Service at UMass, Amherst. He worked as a journalist at the Springfield Newspapers from 1979-1984; writing about local government, education, politics, and the environment for the Springfield Daily News. Mark owned and operated Schoolhouse Books, Inc. - The Globe Bookshop, a literary book store, in downtown Northampton, MA, (1984–1997). Following a stint in sales and marketing at Storey Publishing in North Adams, MA, he was the manager of the English-language bookstore at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA, (1999–2010). Mark was the principal at Boomerang Booksellers, an antiquarian bookseller with specialties in children’s illustrated books and modern literature, (2010 – 2018).
Mark is looking forward to renewing friendships and building new connections with avid readers, book collectors, special collections librarians, book artists, and fine letter press publishers at the Northampton Antiquarian Book, Ephemera, and Book Arts Fair.
Massachusetts Center for the Book
The Massachusetts Center for the Book, chartered as the Commonwealth Affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, is a commonwealth-funded public charity charged with developing, supporting, and promoting cultural programming that will advance the cause of books and reading and enhance the outreach potential of Massachusetts libraries.
It was initially organized as a collaborative project of six academic/educational/library organizations: Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, Boston Public Library, Mass Humanities, UMass Amherst Libraries, American Antiquarian Society, and Five Colleges, Inc. Chartered by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, it became the 38th affiliated center for the book in a network that now sees centers in every state in the country as well as in the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and US Virgin Islands.
Mass Center for the Book became an independent 501(c)3 on July 1, 2005, and since July 1, 2014, has been partially supported by a line item in the state budget, operating with public and private support to develop programs with the potential for statewide impact in Massachusetts libraries.
Southern New England
SNEAB was born in 2014, as an expanded incarnation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island Antiquarian Booksellers, which began in 1976. Southern New England Booksellers encompasses Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. SNEAB includes open shops, and others who sell by appointment, mail, catalog, online or at book fairs. Members offer early, modern, collectible, rare, scholarly, fine and used books, manuscripts, ephemera, prints, maps, autographs, postcards and photographs in a wide range of specialties. Most SNEAB members purchase books and related materials; we invite you to contact any member to discuss selling your collection. Many members offer appraisals, help with collection development and other services. https://sneab.com
Northampton Center for the Arts
Northampton Center for the Arts is the Community Sponsor of the Northampton Book and Book Arts Fair. For more than 30 years, they’ve been producing community arts events in Northampton that have drawn large and diverse audiences. At 33 Hawley Street, the Center for the Arts hosts performances, workshops, family programs, and community events; offers dance, theater, writing, and visual arts classes; and provides rehearsal space for actors, dancers, and musicians. www.nohoarts.org