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.
Since 1991, David Gregor has taught his 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. This unique program helps booksellers (and those who want to be) understand the fundamental ways of increasing profitability in the ever-volatile used, rare and out-of-print book marketplace. These singular programs have informed over 2500 students in Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Dallas, Phoenix, Denver, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Vancouver, BC, Whidbey Island and Northampton, MA.
Both programs feature power point presentations and are regularly modified to keep abreast of the latest changes as they affect collectors and sellers alike in the used book business
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 two novels and a book 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.