Robert A. Wilson was proprietor of the famous Phoenix Bookshop in
New York City. He is a passionate writer; author of bibliographies of Gertrude
Stein, Gregory Corso, and Denise Levertov; and specializes in rare books and manuscripts. He lives in St. Michaels, Maryland.
Nicholas A. Basbanes is the author of the bestselling book on book collecting, A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books.