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THE BIBLIO FILE is one of the world's leading podcasts about "the book" and an inquiry into the wider world of book culture. Hosted by NIGEL BEALE it features wide ranging conversations with authors, poets, book publishers, booksellers, book editors, book collectors, book makers, book scholars, book critics, book designers, book publicists, literary agents and other best practitioners on Robert Darnton's "communications circuit."

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Dec 9, 2019

Chester Gryski holds a B. A. (Hons) in Political Science and Economics from the University of Toronto and a J. D. from Osgoode Hall Law School of York University. He was called to the Ontario bar in 1976. He has acted for MPAC and its predecessor assessing authorities since 1976. In those 40 years, he has dealt with all types of properties and all issues with a particular emphasis on industrial properties and contaminated lands.

Outside of his legal practice he is an ex officio Director of the Alcuin Society of Canada and a renowned collector of Canadian fine press printing which is why he is on the Biblio File podcast. We met at his home just outside of Kingston, Ontario to talk, among other things, about how to evaluate fine press printing, Canadian book designer and typographer Glenn Goluska, Ryerson College printing and design teacher Denis Milton, the English private press tradition, the Grimsby Wayzgoose, Will Reuter, the Barbarian Press, the Heavenly Monkey Press, Jason Dewinetz, Margaret Lock, Robert Reid, Jim Rimmer, bibliographies, why we collect, and much more.