Wednesday, December 17, 2008

A Generous Donation from Ken Schoen

A special thank you to rare book dealer Ken Schoen of Schoen Books for the latest of his many generous donations of books to aid Reader To Reader. Ken has donated thousands of books over the last three years.

Schoen Books, based in South Deerfield, MA, specializes in Judaica in all languages, but especially German Judaica, books on the Holocaust, exile and refugee writers, Israel, and psychoanalysis.

His enormous collection of books is housed in a beautiful 1930s WPA-built firehouse.

Ken Schoen became a book dealer in 1990 and he has been traveling widely purchasing fine scholarly libraries. He was formerly a public school teacher and social worker in New York City.

Please visit Schoen books online or visit him in person. Schoen Books maintains an open shop during weekdays and on Sunday by appointment. South Deerfield in Western Massachusetts is about 90 miles west of Boston (just South of Route 2), about 80 miles East of Albany, and 30 minutes North of the Massachusetts Turnpike and Springfield. Browsers are welcome, but calling ahead is advisable. He might be out walking the dog!

Ken’s also got a very interesting blog.

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