Sheila Markham

in conversation

Publishing

Eighty-one of the interviews on this website have also been published in book-form in two volumes, entitled A Book of Booksellers and A Second Book of Booksellers.

A Book of Booksellers was first published in 2004 by Sheila Markham Rare Books, in a hardback edition limited to 500 copies. This edition is now out of print. In 2007 a paperback edition was co-published with Oak Knoll Press, of which copies are available at £15.99.

A Book of Booksellers
A Second Book of Booksellers

A Second Book of Booksellers was published in 2014 by Sheila Markham Rare Books, in a hardback edition limited to 500 copies. Copies are available at £20.

The first volume was described by Frank Herrmann as the most instructive book about the antiquarian book trade that has appeared for years, and Nicolas Barker found A Second Book of Booksellers just as full of the rich loam of character that made the first such capital reading.

For order enquiries, please contact Sheila Markham


The following is an alphabetical list of the interviews currently online, to which more will be added during the coming months.

Joseph Allen
Sarah Anderson
Gabriel Beaumont
Stuart Bennett
Leo and Philippa Bernard
John Bonham
David Brass
Alfredo Breitfeld
Tim Bryars
Peter Burridge
Nigel Burwood
John Chancellor
Greg Coombes
Tony Cox
Roy Davids
Robin de Beaumont
Nial and Margaret Devitt
Peter Eaton
Sally Edgecombe
Christopher Edwards
Nadeem El Issa
Julia Elton
Clive Farahar
Simon Finch
Edith Finer
Keith Fletcher
Sam Fogg
Arthur Freeman
Wilfrid de Freitas
Robert Frew
Robin Fryde
Jonathan Gestetner
Paul Goldman
Simon Gough
Robin Greer
Barbara Grigor-Taylor
Adrian Harrington
Richard Hatchwell
Michael Hicks Beach
Michael Hollander
Jennifer Jaeger
Sam Jonkers
Helen Kahn
Conor Kenny
Raymond Kilgarriff
Eric Korn
Brian Lake
Kathy and Dan Leab
Daniel Lloyd
George Locke
Peter Miller
Eric Moore
Eric Morten
Rusty Mott
Julian Nangle
Anthony Neville
Mitsuo Nitta
Angus O'Neill
John Francis Phillimore
Serge Plantureux
Fem Poel
John Price
George Ramsden
Janette Ray
Hamish Riley-Smith
John Robertshaw
Albi Rosenthal
Anthony Rota
Charles Russell
John Saumarez Smith
Robert Sawers
Richard Sawyer
Bernard Shapero
Alan Shelley
Kenneth Smith
Christopher Sokol
Benjamin Spademan
Margaret Squires
Ralph and Gillian Stone
Norman Storey
Michael Taylor
Rudi Thoemmes and Rachel Lee
Jim Thorp
John and Juliet Townsend
Charles Traylen
Charlie Unsworth
John Walwyn-Jones
Robin Waterfield
Graham Weiner
Nigel Williams
John Wilson
John Windle
Camille Wolff
Laurence Worms

Interviews in A Book of Booksellers 

  • Joseph Allen
  • Robin de Beaumont
  • Stuart Bennett
  • Leo and Philippa Bernard
  • Nigel Burwood
  • John Chancellor
  • Peter Eaton
  • Sally Edgecombe
  • Nadeem El Issa
  • Julia Elton
  • Clive Farahar
  • Edith Finer
  • Bill Fletcher
  • Sam Fogg
  • Arthur Freeman
  • Paul Goldman
  • Simon Gough
  • Barbara Grigor-Taylor
  • Michael Hollander
  • Helen Kahn
  • Conor Kenny
  • Raymond Kilgarriff
  • Eric Korn
  • Brian Lake
  • Peter Miller
  • Eric Moore
  • Eric Morten
  • Rusty Mott
  • Julian Nangle
  • Anthony Neville
  • Mitsuo Nitta
  • Angus O’Neill
  • John Price
  • George Ramsden
  • Hamish Riley-Smith
  • Albi Rosenthal
  • Anthony Rota
  • Rob Rulon-Miller
  • Charles Russell
  • John Saumarez Smith
  • Robert Sawers
  • Bernard Shapero
  • Norman Storey
  • Michael Taylor
  • John and Juliet Townsend
  • Charles Traylen
  • John Walwyn-Jones
  • Robin Waterfield
  • Camille Wolff
  • Laurence Worms

Interviews in A Second Book of Booksellers 

  • Edward Bayntun-Coward
  • Alfredo Breitfeld
  • Philip Brown
  • Tim Bryars
  • Peter Budek
  • Charles Cox
  • Tony Cox
  • Timothy d’Arch Smith
  • Chris Dennistoun
  • Roger Gaskell
  • Michael Graves-Johnston
  • Pom Harrington
  • Richard Hatchwell
  • Jolyon Hudson
  • Robert Humm
  • Cal Hyland
  • Larry Ilott
  • Sabrina Izzard
  • Chris Kohler
  • John Loska
  • Ian Marr
  • John Martin
  • Paul Mills
  • Alan Mitchell
  • Paul Orssich
  • William Poole
  • Sophie Schneideman
  • Peter Scupham
  • Elizabeth Strong
  • William Ward
  • John Windle

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