You are in luck, customer, because I am just the bookseller you want to chat with. Eighteenth-Century English history likes to call me the "first eminent publisher."1 I made my name by publishing and selling the works of famous folks like the two "Johns," Dryden and Milton, William Shakespeare, and Alexander Pope. Not only did I introduce great literature to many people by selling a great deal of books, but I also acquired a great deal of money in the process. Even though I died in 1736, I've kept tabs on the eighteenth-century book business from beyond the grave. So, let's have a little chat, friend! What would you like to talk about?