by Farah Momin, at Dec. 18, 2011, 3:30 p.m.
Who or What: The Weiser Family
Bookstore: Samuel Weiser Bookstore
Image Source: Top: Samuel Weiser. Bottom: Ben Weiser. Photos from Mondlin, Marvin, and Roy Meador. Book row: an anecdotal and pictorial history of the antiquarian book trade. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2003.
Video: Andrew Theitic, editor of The Witches Almanac, speaks with Donald Weiser in an interview conducted in Spring 2010.
Additional Information: Before opening his own store, Samuel Weiser had worked at Brentano's bookstore. His brother Ben began working with him in the early 1930s but briefly left to run his own shop, the Pickwick, a few blocks down Fourth Ave. Ben returned to work with Samuel in 1949. Samuel's son Donald joined the business in the 1960s. He headed the store's foray into publishing, eventually moved the entire operation to Maine, and continued to stay involved until his retirement in 2005. (Mondlin and Meador 97-101)
The following arguments all reference this record.