2107 Keynote Speaker
Sunday Steinkirchner is the owner of B & B Rare Books in New York City. She has worked in the book trade for 14 years, and specializes in 19th & 20th century English and American literature. She has a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from New York University, and is a Forbes Small Business Contributor. Her favorite book is Mrs. Dalloway.
2017 Specialty Dealer
John Atkinson picked up his first first edition book at a car boot sale for 10 pence when he was 7 years old. He graduated from the University of Essex with a BA (Hons), followed by an MSc. and PhD at the University of Newcastle, specialising in Sociophonetics. A bookseller since 2007 John's specialisms are Ian Fleming's James Bond novels, The Booker Prize and literary fiction, with a particular interest in female writers of the 1950s. His main interests outside books are drinking coffee, swimming, driving slow cars and following the mighty Durham County Cricket Club.
Charles Cox learnt the basics of the trade with Bertram Rota in London and began his own business in 1974, specialising in 19th century literature with occasional ill-advised excursions into other fields. He has issued over seventy catalogues, largely devoted to the undeservedly obscure, the incomprehensibly forgotten, and the refreshingly surprising. He believes that selling old books should, above all, be fun.
Stephen Foster is a second-generation bookseller, with 35 years' experience. He has one of the few second-hand bookshops left in West London. From his lovely c18th shop in Chiswick, he sells not only to local customers, but around the world. He also works with the film industry, supplying books for film sets and TV dramas.