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 Book and Book Arts Fair.