Kim Kreuzburg, Bookseller
Kim grew up in Madison through the amazing 50s and 60s. The banks of the Ohio were awash in pleasure boats all summer, and a bike was all you needed to explore the known world. Living a block from the library guaranteed a lifetime love of books.
Four years of Vanderbilt University later: A female engineer with a degree in Information Sciences in the early 70’s was a rarity, and opportunities to participate in the new technology boom, then underway, appeared on cue. Right place, right time! In those days, recreational reading (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Coney Island of the Mind) were far more exciting and relevant than the literary demands of the academic world.
After three decades of product marketing and project management in Fortune 500s (Xerox, Dun & Bradstreet, Compaq/HP), some independent consulting, and occasional unsuccessful start-ups, and living in nine locations around the US, it was time to try something new. By then back in Madison with husband, Steve, she returned to the library world with stints at Hanover College’s Dugan Library and the Jefferson County Public Library. Maybe too much time spent with machines turned Kim into a nonfiction enthusiast.