From Bob Vickrey

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December 1, 2018 · Posted in Commentary 

Lionel was what many of us in the book trade often referred to as a true “bookman”– ONE word please!– a writer or book lover who was truly committed to the written word. That reference was used sparingly by most of us because we have only been privileged to meet a handful of them in our lifetime.

For me personally, Lionel was in the exclusive company of Dave Dutton, of Dutton’s Books in North Hollywood, and Norman Berg, a Southern book rep from Atlanta who counseled authors like Margaret Mitchell and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.

I consider myself lucky to have been included among the distinguished contributors for Boryana Books for the last decade. I would hope we could somehow continue Lionel’s legacy with this website, but certainly understand the difficult logistics in doing so.

Rest in Peace, my friend.
Bob Vickrey

Bob Vickrey, a regular contributor to, is a longtime Palisadian whose columns appear in several Southwestern newspapers including the Houston Chronicle and is a member of the Board of Contributors for the Waco Tribune-Herald. His “lunch club” series ran for almost four years in the Palisades News.


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