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List of International Mentors

ILAB would like to thank the booksellers who are listed below, for agreeing to act as mentors for our next generation in the rare book trade!
Published on 20 July 2017

The experience and expertise of the booksellers listed below speaks for itself.  All are volunteering their time as prospective mentors for newer entries in the antiquarian and rare book trade.

Below you will find a list of all participating mentors. Detailed descriptions for each mentor can be found under each country. 
Each bookseller has described their business and background, written in the languages offered by the mentor.

We encourage those seeking a mentor to look at all the mentors to find who might be best suited to you. This is a world mentoring scheme and prospective participants who wish to do so are invited to choose a mentor from outside their geographic area. With the use of Internet, communications are now so inexpensive or even free, that there is no reason not to share knowledge across cultures and countries. 

Newer booksellers reading this page are encouraged to participate by enquiring about the availability of mentors on this list.  
Please contact the ILAB Mentoring Programme Coordinator via:  
Veteran booksellers are encouraged to pass news of the programme along to more recent arrivals in the trade.  

With thanks to our colleagues,

Pavel Chephyzhov
ILAB Mentoring Programme Coordinator

List of Mentors 


Norbert Donhofer - Antiquariat Norbert Donhofer

Robert Schoisengeier - Antiquariat Burgverlag 


Sally Burdon - Asia Bookroom 

Douglas Stewart  - Douglas Stewart Fine Books

Derek McDonnell - Hordern House

Paul Feain - Cornstalk Bookshop


Erik Waschke - The Wayfarer's Bookshop


Maria Girsel  - Herman H.J. Lynge & Søn A/S


Michel Bouvier  - Librairie Michel Bouvier

Anne Lamort - Anne Lamort Livres Anciens


Uwe Turszynski - Antiquariat Turszynski

Sabine Keune - Antiquariat Sabine Keune

Roger Sonnewald - JJ Heckenhauer 


Ryu Sato - Kagerou Bunko


Ekaterina Koukhto - Biblionne 


Gonzalo F. Pontes  - Libreria Pontes

Javier Madariaga Ateka  - Libreria Astarloa Bilbao 

The Netherlands 

Frank Rutten - Antiquariaat Brinkman

United Kingdom 

Sophie Schneideman - Sophie Schneideman Rare Books

Simon Beattie - Simon Beattie Ltd

Laurence Worms - Ash Rare Books

Tom Lintern-Mole - Antiquates Ltd

James Hallgate - Lucius Books 

Roger Treglown - Roger J. Treglown Antiquarian and Rare Books 

Leo Cadogan - Leo Cadogan Rare Books 

United States 

Stuart Bennett - Stuart Bennett Rare Books

Tom Congalton - Between the Covers Rare Books, Inc.

Elisabeth Burdon - Old Imprints

David M. Lesser - David M. Lesser, Fine Antiquarian Books LLC

Vic Zoschak - Tavistock Books

Ken Karmiole  - Kenneth Karmiole, Bookseller, Inc.

Michael Ginsberg - Michael Ginsberg Rare Books, Inc.


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