Custom library designers—folks who purchase themed collections of books for clients who want instant home or corporate libraries —have the most absurd and interesting jobs.
For example, I’ve seen quite a few references to Nancy Bass from the Strand Bookstore in New York, which quite literally sells Books by the Foot, ranging from $10/foot for bargain books to $400/foot for antique leather.
Ms. Bass isn’t alone. According to a story in Forbes, Michael Lamb of Powell’s Books does much the same thing, helping custom-design a $70,000 insta-library for a Saudi Arabian sheik, and buying books by the foot for McMenamins bars and hotels in the Pacific Northwest.
So how does one get a job as a personal book shopper?Posted by Anirvan