David Gwynn is a librarian living in Greensboro, North Carolina. He has also lived in San Francisco, Winston-Salem, Charlotte, Myrtle Beach, and Pittsburgh (part-time), but he identifies as a cultural Torontonian (despite never having lived there).
David’s past employment has included stints as a McFlunkie, a DJ, a surf shop manager, a freelance writer, a freelance web designer, and a fifteen-year management and training veteran at FedEx Kinko’s. Oddly enough, he has never worked in a supermarket nor within the grocery industry. He is currently employed as a digital collections librarian in the University Libraries of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. This site is his own self-hosted and self-funded work of scholarship and does not reflect the views of his employer.
David’s educational background includes a B.A. in Geography and Sociology (concentrated in Urban Studies) from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a Master of Library and Information Studies from that same institution (December, 2009). He has been known to present papers at library and (way back when) geography and sociology conferences. He has been published in The American Archivist and Digital Library Perspectives, among other publications, and he has published several book chapters on library-related topics.
David’s hobbies and interests include forgotten US highways, Canadian indie rock, vintage commercial architecture, old movies, used bookstores, and food. David really likes food.
Groceteria.com has been featured in the following publications or programs:
- Epicurious (May 2017)
- Winston-Salem Journal (May 2017)
- O.Henry Magazine (July 2016)
- Northwest Current, Washington DC (September 2015)
- Investors Business Daily (May 2012)
- Progressive Grocer (2012)
- UNCG Alumni Magazine (Summer 2010)
- Winston-Salem Journal (November 2008)
- Half Moon Bay Review (June 2008)
- Sarasota Herald-Tribune (March 2008)
- Winston-Salem Journal (February 2008)
- Saveur Magazine (2008)
- Mental Floss (October 2007)
- The Good Morning Show, WFMY-TV (2007)
- Charlotte Observer (September 2006)
- Supermarket News (September 2006)
- Orange County Register (August 2005, reprint)
- Austin America Statesman (August 2005, reprint)
- San Francisco Chronicle (August 2005)
- North Andover Eagle-Tribune: (January 2005)
- Denver Post (August 2004)
- Sacramento Bee (July 2004 #1, July 2004 #2, and July 2004 #3)
- AARP Bulletin (2004)
- Greensboro News & Record (August 2004)
- USA Today (January 2003)
- North Andover Eagle-Tribune: (January 2003)
- Portland Oregonian (2003?)
- Utne Reader (December 2002)
- Yahoo Picks of the Week (May 2001)
- The Guardian UK (May 2001)
- Bay 9 News (2001?)
- Weekly World News (Undated)
David can often be found shopping at the West Market Street Harris Teeter in Greensboro — which used to be both a Kmart and a Kroger. He also appreciates gifts and gratuities and always writes “thank you” notes. When in face-to-face situations, David does not generally refer to himself in the third person.