Principal/CuratorI am a long-time collector & enthusiast of the Beat Generation & its legacy, with particular emphasis on the life & work of William S. Burroughs. For decades since the 1970s, I have collected, read, written, attended gatherings & met many of the original figures of this literary & cultural phenomenon.
Now, with the help & participation of my long-time team of associates, I am fulfilling a dream to develop a resource by & for the collector-enthusiast that offers desirable, significant rarities for sale. A description of the condition & content of each item is written or extensively edited by myself. The same high standards are upheld as with the items in my own collection, & details are augmented by a photo of every individual item. Almost every item is a First Edition, or otherwise limited & rare.
We also strive to enrich the resource of TMB with contributions by myself & others that educate, help connect the dots & disentangle the many branches of the Beat family tree that continues its growth & influence. Writings by & about myself & WSB are gathered in the NewsBeat department, & I will be adding more articles, essays & interviews as the muse & my good Beat Karma permit. I welcome interesting & informative contributions by you, my brothers & sisters in Beat devotion.
We encourage you to explore all of the departments of this site, & read about & see an image of every item for sale. Don’t miss our Special Offerings, you never know what you might find.
Also, we will soon embark on a very long-term, incremental project - a Museum Tour by myself as your Curator.
Welcome to Third Mind Books, & enjoy learning about, browsing & buying the valuable rarities it has to offer.
Arthur S. Nusbaum