Goodbye, Columbus & Philip Roth

Last week we lost one of America’s last true literary lions, Philip Roth. With the many exceptional obituaries that have been published, I won’t attempt to add my own. However, as a book collector and book seller, I often wonder at these moments just what will become of the great writer’s personal library.

PHOTO PETER PEREIRA/4SEE
Philip Milton Roth an American novelist that has been writting award winning fiction since 1959 seen at his agents office in New York City.

In this instance, i was very happy to learn that Roth’s book collection has been bequeathed to the Newark Public Library in Newark, New Jersey, Roth’s hometown and setting for many of his works.

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