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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!

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. For a detailed description of each mentor and their business, please use the country navigation on the left hand side! 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 Coordinators via:  
Veteran booksellers are encouraged to pass news of the programme along to more recent arrivals in the trade.  

With thanks to our colleagues, and best wishes for a prosperous New Year!

Sally Burdon (ILAB Vice-President)
& Stuart Bennett (ILAB Executive Committee) 
ILAB Mentoring Programme Coordinators 


List of Mentors as of July 2017 


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


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.

Nina Musinsky - Musinsky Rare Books, Inc.

Michael Ginsberg - Michael Ginsberg Rare Books, Inc.


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 



Gonzalo F. Pontes  - Libreria Pontes

Javier Madariaga Ateka  - Libreria Astarloa Bilbao 



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



Uwe Turszynski - Antiquariat Turszynski

Sabine Keune - Antiquariat Sabine Keune

Roger Sonnewald - JJ Heckenhauer 



Michel Bouvier  - Librairie Michel Bouvier

Anne Lamort - Anne Lamort Livres Anciens


The Netherlands 

Frank Rutten - Antiquariaat Brinkman



Ryu Sato - Kagerou Bunko