The Bookmark at the U is saddened to note the passing of our friend and former book sales representative, Henry Hubert. On Saturday, April 11, 2009 I received an email informing me that he was no longer with us.
Henry had worked in the book industry for many, many years, longer than many of us who worked with him, and longer even than some of our younger booksellers have been alive. For many years he sold for Oxford University Press, University of Chicago Press and other University Presses, and we valued the relationship we had with him. Henry was knowledgeable about the books he recommended and sold to us and his suggestions made our store better.
In an earlier post, we mentioned that Henry among others were forced into retiring or leaving the book business because the economic climate no longer made selling books profitable (what little profit there is in our business). So, while we were originally saddened by the last visit Henry made to us in the spring of 2008, his recent passing makes this loss even harder to bear.
Thank you Henry for the time you spent with us in this business you loved. We won't soon forget you.