Christopher Saunders worked as librarian for six years until he got fed up with taking orders. He then started a general secondhand bookshop in Wells, Somerset, building up a speciality stock whilst doing that for eight years. When the lease ended he built an office behind his home and has dealt solely in cricket books and memorabilia for the last twenty-five years. His fund of anecdote (see his occasional “Random Recollections” on the ABA website) assures us that this will be as entertaining as it is informative.
The seminars are aimed at a broad audience including book-collectors, book-dealers, historians of all kinds, librarians, indeed at anyone with an interest in collecting any sort of text from the sixth-former to the retired professor. The atmosphere is informal, as are the presentations. They are held in the University of London’s Senate House and run from 6.00pm on the second Tuesday of each month.
(Picture: Seminars on Book Collecting)