The Scholar's Choice

Bringing Books to Readers Worldwide Through Exhibits at Academic Conferences

Our Company

Tom Prins founded The Scholar’s Choice as a book exhibit company in 1983 after years of scholarly book selling. Working from his home, Tom attended 16 conferences that first year. Right from the start, The Scholar’s Choice met a need in the scholarly publishing community by bringing the newest and best scholarship to specialized academic meetings.

Our ability to successfully display, market, and sell books has fueled our growth. Today, we are a fully incorporated company located in Rochester, New York, with a staff of full-time professionals. In addition, our part-time exhibitors, located throughout the country, also staff conferences for us.

The Scholar's Choice

6300 West Port Bay Road
Suite 101
Wolcott, NY 14590

Call: (315) 905-4208

Our Staff

Christine Galek

(315) 905-4208

  • Online Sales and Service
  • Bookkeeping
  • Inventory Management
  • General Information
  • Shipping & Receiving

Mary Lynn Howe

(315) 905-4208
  • Exhibits Manager
  • Conference Scheduling
  • Shipping & Receiving
  • Travel Arrangements
  • Exhibitor

Tom Prins

(315) 905-4208
  • Owner
  • Exhibitor
  • Conference Scheduling
  • Accounts Payable
  • Forthcoming Books

Patrick Adams (Compleat Scholar)
  • Compleat Scholar Dept. Head
  • Online Sales and Service
  • Shipping Orders
  • Inventory Management
  • Office Sommelier 

Our Exhibitors

The Scholar's Choice treats your books with respect. Our exhibitors have backgrounds in sales, marketing, acquisitions, libraries, bookstores, and classrooms. When you show books with us, you can count on experienced and knowledgeable booth staff. The next time your press attends a meeting where The Scholar's Choice has a display, please stop by to say "Hello," and see how we represent our scholarly press clients.

Joel Brouwer

English professor, retired

Jim Dassise

Marketing professional

Juleen Eichinger

Free lance editor/typesetter

Ellen Freiler

Yale University Press, retired

Margaret Galambos

Johns Hopkins University Press, retired

Alice Herbig

University of Washington Press, retired

Mary Lynn Howe

From our Wolcott office

Nancy Howe

Teacher & curriculum developer, retired

Cheryle Kapsak

Religion professor

Sheila Leary

University of Wisconsin Press, retired

Tom Maloney

Librarian, State of Wisconsin

Tom Prins

From our Rochester office

Nancy Rediger

Truman State University Press, retired

Kathleen Scholz-Jaffe

Penn State University Press, retired

Julidta Tarver

University of Washington Press, retired

Beverly Todd

University of Oklahoma Press, retired