About Us

Gregor Rare Books is an open shop located in the beautiful waterfront community of Langley, WA, on the south end of Whidbey Island, just 40 minutes north of Seattle.   David Gregor has operated Gregor Rare Books since 1987, specializing in 20th Century Literary First Editions, including Paris in the Twenties, Poetry, the works of Charles Bukowski, Signed Astronaut material, Vietnam War literature,  Art,  Photography, and Northwest History.

In 1991, David Gregor delivered his first one-day seminar on "Book  Collecting for Fun & Profit" through the educational division of Gregor Rare Books--Book Seminars International Book Seminars.  In 1995, he added a  bookseller  workshop designed to help new and veteran booksellers better hone their bookselling skills.  These unique programs helped booksellers (and those who wanted to be) understand the fundamental ways of increasing profitability in the ever-volatile used, rare and out-of-print book marketplace. These singular programs informed over 2500 students in Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Dallas, Phoenix, Denver, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Vancouver, BC, Whidbey Island and Northampton, MA.  David no longer delivers his "live" programs, but in 2015 he turned the Book Collecting program into book form entitled "Into the Fold: A Primer for Beginning Book Collectors" which is available through Gregor Rare Books and Amazon.com. 

David  Gregor was co-producer of the annual Seattle  Antiquarian Book Fair, for thirteen years, and was a regular book reviewer for The Seattle Times for eight years.   He has been a frequent contributor to Firsts-A Magazine For  Collectors, having written feature articles on Northwest Literature,  maverick poet Charles Bukowski, poet/novelist Richard Brautigan, Paris in  the Twenties, Kenneth Patchen, William Saroyan and Sherwood Anderson.     

In  addition to being a produced playwright, David has written three memoirs and two  books of poetry.  In Different Times, a  fictional memoir of the Sixties, was published in 1992 and was followed in June of  1997 by his collection of  poetry, Variations on All the Perfect Things.  In the spring of 2001 Puget Sound Press published Hundred Waters, the sequel  to In Different Times.   In 2019, David published his third memoir "The Rose Tattoo " an Intimate Memoir on the Nature of Love. In 2023, his second book of poetry, The Gitana Poems was published.