More Americans over 75 are working than ever — and they’re probably having more fun than you (CBS News)

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    More Americans over 75 are working than ever — and they’re probably having more fun than you – By Aimee Picchi (Moneywatch) / Oct 28, 2023

    Peter Kraus started working the day after he turned 18, when he was hired by an uncle who was a rare book dealer. Sixty years later, he’s still selling books — and loving it.

    “I’m one of those lucky people — I adore what I do and I’ve never contemplated giving it up,” said the 78-year-old Kraus, owner of Ursus Books in Manhattan. Kraus said he started Ursus Books — which sells rare books such as a 1926 publication by surrealist Man Ray called “Revolving Doors” (price tag: $85,000) — in a fifth-floor walk-up on West 23rd Street in the 1970s.

    Asked if he considers retiring, Kraus laughed. “Oh, no, no, no. I’ll retire in a wooden box.”

    Kraus said his younger daughter, a former human rights attorney, has joined him in the book business. His older daughter, Nicola Kraus, is a novelist who co-wrote “The Nanny Diaries.”

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