Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Peter Howard (1939-2011)

We at SPD are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Peter Howard last week.  Peter accomplished a huge amount in the rare and used book world, and among other things was a great champion of small press literature.  One of his accomplishments that we are especially grateful for was the co-founding of the entity that eventually became SPD, which he and Jack Shoemaker first formed circa 1969.

Above: one of the earlier extant SPD catalogs
in our archive, from Summer 1977,
when SPD was still Serendipity Books Distribution,
as named by Peter Howard in 1969


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