The Greatest Book Collector You Never Heard Of
“One room was abandoned when the piles neared the ceiling, and at some point a subsidence of books blocked the door from the inside, sealing the room off. He established an annex in the garage, where piles of loose books mingled with unopened purchases from local shops and parcels from overseas...
Unless you are (or used to be) a bookseller in Los Angeles, or you were an especially close reader of Nicholas Basbanes' A Gentle Madness, the name Michael Hurley is unlikely to mean much to you. But to more than one generation of booksellers in Los Angeles, Michael Hurley was something of a legend.”
The Greatest Book Collector You Never Heard Of - L. D. Mitchell about Michael Hurley in Fine Books & Collections, July 26, 2010