The Pope's Bookbinder

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The Pope's Bookbinder

A Memoir

By David Mason

Biblioasis, Hardcover, 9781927428177, 421pp.

Publication Date: June 18, 2013


How does one get from William Burroughs' floor to binding books for Pope John XXIII? A must-read book lover's memoir.

About the Author
David Mason was born in Toronto and has been an antiquarian bookseller in that city since 1967, after serving an apprenticeship with Joseph Patrick Books. He has, during that period, had five different locations and continues to insist on having an open shop in downtown Toronto in spite of the huge costs, general indifference, and the disappearance of most of his colleagues. His present shop is called David Mason Books.