Dealer in Autographs, Books, Comics, Artwork, and Pop Culture Memorabilia.
2012-Present Board of Trustees, Manuscript Society, Overland Park, KS.
Served on the Executive Committee and Board of Trustees for international non-profit devoted to the collection, preservation, enjoyment, and use of autographs and manuscripts. Chair of Ethics Committee.
2001-2008, Vice President, Marketing & Sales, Condomania, Los Angeles, CA
In charge of sales and marketing including wholesale, internet, and retail locations.
1996 – 2000, Proprietor, Essential Media Catalog, Venice, CA.
Retail store specializing in Counterculture Books and Media. Featured in LA Times, Playboy, Wired, Time Magazine.
1999-2000, Marketing Director, Center for Media Literacy, Los Angeles, CA
In charge of marketing, customer service, member communications, and catalog sales at non-profit media education organization.
1998 – 2013, Webmaster, Biblioctopus Rare Books, Beverly Hills, CA.
Bookseller specializing in First Editions of the classics of fiction, science, philosophy, history.
Brown University, Media/Culture, Bachelor of Arts Degree 1992-1996
CA Rare Book School, UCLA Graduate Center of Education and Information Studies 2017-2018
International Society of Appraisers, Appraisal Studies and Continuing Education 2012-2018
UACC Autograph Authentication Course 2014
College for Appraisers, Miscellaneous Appraisal Courses 2012-2016
Oxford University, Worcester College, Shakespeare Studies 1993
The Manuscript Society President’s Award
UACC’s The Pen & Quill Magazine #7 Fall 2014 Dealer Spotlight
Selected Articles Written
“An Interview with Susan Allen, Director of the California Rare Book School" Manuscripts Volume 71- No. 3 Summer 2019
“Dave Smith: Disney Archivist, Collector and Member, A Final Interview, Manuscripts Volume 71- No. 2 Spring 2019
"My First Autographs”, The Manuscript Society News Volume XXXIX - No. 4 2018
“The Autograph Legacy of a Society Hostess”, Manuscripts Volume LXIV- No. 3 Summer 2012
© 2018 Mike Peters