For this corporate leader, rare and fine books are less about money and prestige, and more about the stories behind them
On a Friday afternoon in April, V.R. Ferose packed a suitcase full of books and caught a plane from San Francisco to Oregon to meet author Gary Zukav. At the author’s home in Ashland, he was greeted warmly by Gary and his partner Linda. And once they had settled down for the evening, Ferose took the books out from the suitcase and spread them on a table: multiple copies of Zukav’s books, including The Seat Of The Soul and The Dancing Wu Li Masters, two of Zukav’s best known works. Though a little astonished, Gary got into the act and began signing and inscribing each copy. To get these books signed is why Ferose had partly made this trip, the other being to spend time with one of his favourite writers.