WARREN ZEVON SALE INCLUDES HUNDREDS OF SIGNED BOOKS
WEST BARNET, VT.» Late singer and songwriter Warren Zevon’s heroes were writers and classical musicians. That’s clear by the “Werewolves of London” singer’s large and eclectic library of books now for sale.
The collection of nearly 1,000 books includes copies signed by authors with personal notes to Zevon.
Among the books are collections of W. Somerset Maugham and Graham Greene novels as well as detective fiction. Some are by friends such as Hunter S. Thompson, Carl Hiaasen or Stephen King, who dedicated a book to Zevon after his death.
Others books contain items within their pages from the musician’s life, like a fax from a record company or a restaurant receipt.
“What he did was he used the books kind of like a filing system,” said Zevon’s ex-wife, Crystal Zevon, who along with their daughter Ariel Zevon is selling the books to raise money for a retreat and community center they have started in Vermont. Zevon’s books are now being catalogued and will gradually be sold online on eBay.