About us

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

I specialize in several areas of book collecting, the main focus being the Art of the Book, ie book illustration, private presses, fine binding, fine printing and livres d’artistes, particularly of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. 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, Designer Bookbinders, Private Libraries Association, Society of Wood Engravers, William Morris Society and is thrilled to have been elected a new member of the Double Crown Club.