Kurt Zimmerman

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Gender MALE
Location Conroe, Texas, United States
Introduction We will skip the in-depth family and work resume -- great, patient wife, three grown kids, real estate industry -- to focus on my book background. I am first and foremost a book collector. I have been collecting for almost 30 years in two areas: association items related to American book collecting and a large assemblage of Latin American literature in both English and Spanish. At the University of Texas, I received a Master's degree in Library Science, spent three years as an intern / assistant at the Humanities Research Center learning bibliography and books from the best in the field, worked in the book trade for Dorothy Sloan, noted Americana dealer, and ran the rare book and manuscript department at Butterfield and Butterfield auction house in San Francisco. An opportunity in the family real estate business brought me to Houston twenty years ago where I remain. I am a founder and current president of the Book Hunters Club of Houston. All this while I have continued building my library and have become well versed in the history of American book collecting. Thus the inspiration to share my insights and collection through my blog.
Favorite Books Too many to list here!