James Mustich on the Ultimate Literary Bucket List
In Conversation with Mitchell Kaplan on The Literary Life Podcast
James Mustich, bookseller, editor and writer, on his “must-read guide to must-reads.” Mustich talks with Mitchell Kaplan about curating his classic, 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List, and how the list continues to grow every day.
James Mustich began his career in bookselling at an independent book store in Briarcliff Manor, New York, in the early 1980s. In 1986, he co-founded the acclaimed book catalog, A Common Reader, and was for two decades its guiding force. He subsequently has worked as an editorial and product development executive in the publishing industry. He lives with his wife, Margot, in Connecticut.