Mark Brumberg, principal of Boomerang Booksellers, is a seasoned independent bookseller. He owned and operated Schoolhouse Books, Inc. d/b/a The Globe Bookshop, a literary book store in downtown Northampton, MA from 1984 -1997. Following a stint at Storey Publishing in North Adams, MA in their sales and marketing department, he designed & managed the museum and on-line stores of the National Yiddish Book Center from 1999 – 2010.
Brumberg produced and directed the popular community-based author reading series, Readers and Writers, Live! at various venues in Northampton and the surrounding towns of the Pioneer Valley from 1985 to 1999. The series featured celebrated nationally known writers, including Tim O’Brien, Chinua Achebe, Linda Gregg, Jack Gilbert, Gretel Ehrlich, Robert Francis, Elinor Lipman, Allen Ginsberg, Amy Bloom, Robert Hass, Howard Zinn, James Tate, and Gerald Stern. The series spotlighted less heralded, but equally brilliant and vibrant, writers such as Doug Anderson, Deborah Gorlin, Gary Metras, Ellen Watson, & Gene Zeiger. Readers and Writers, Live! showcased dazzling children’s book writers and illustrators such as Eric Carle, Mordicai Gerstein, Jane Dyer, Jane Yolen, Dennis Nolan, and Lauren Mills, as well as artists Leonard Baskin, Barry Moser, and Alan Robinson.
The mission of Boomerang Booksellers is to connect serious readers and collectors with the books they cherish and love. Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for you to create a library of your favorite titles or authors that you can share with your friends and family.
We look forward to communicating with you: in person at antiquarian book fairs, by appointment at our Holyoke, MA studio, via e-mail or by phone.
We firmly believe that In the age of digital displays, e-books, and ephemeral communications, books should play an even more significant role in our lives.
Although some may claim you can easily snuggle up in your favorite spot with an e-book reader. I would argue that nothing can replace the physical book – printed on fine acid-free paper, beautifully bound, with decorative covers and beautifully designed dust jackets, complete with fine illustrations.