About us

I have been an international rare book and print dealer for over 30 years and dealing as Sophie Schneideman Rare Books since 2007, after serving a long apprenticeship at Maggs Bros, an eminent London book firm.

I specialize in several areas of book collecting, the main focus being the Art of the Book, ie book illustration, private presses, fine binding, lettering, typography and fine press and artists’ books, particularly those produced in the last 150 years. This includes prints and books by important illustrators, photographers and graphic artists.

I am particularly well placed to advise customers on every aspect of book collecting and library building and have years of experience in assisting in the dispersal of collections to the owner’s best advantage.

If you want to buy or sell books, have an expert valuation or would just like some honest and frank advice, please call or email me: sophie@ssrbooks.com, 07909 963836.

Sophie Schneideman Rare Books is a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association, International League of Antiquarian Booksellers and Provincial Book Fairs Association. Sophie is also a member of the Fine Press Association,  Private Libraries Association, Society of Wood Engravers, William Morris Society, The Double Crown Club and The Grolier Club. In 2023 she was proud to have been made an Honorary Fellow of the Designer Bookbinders.

In addition Sophie has taught for many years at the York Antiquarian Book Seminar, has given lectures around the world and serves on the council of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association and the Friends of the Bodleian Library.