About the Bibliomaniacs



The Bibliomaniacs are the youngest antiquarian booksellers in the world. We meet every Thursday to discuss recent book sales, and to discover more about the history of literature, books and printing. Founded in 2009 by Jonathan Cooper, Director of Studies at Papplewick (former member of the book department at Sotheby’s and now Rare Books Consultant to Brasenose College, Oxford, where he is a member of the SCR) and Lucas Marsden-Smedley, a former pupil, we have just celebrated our Tenth anniversary of The bibliomaniacs. We have visited the British Library, the Bodleian Library, Henry Sotheran, the oldest second hand bookshop in the world, Sotheby’s and Bloomsbury auction houses, Winchester and Eton College Libraries. We also travelled to New York City. The Bibliomaniacs feel honoured to have been elected members of the PBFA in 2016, and have exhibited at the London International Premier Book Fair in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019.


Officially members of the PBFA

Senior Committee

Jonathan Cooper

(General Factotum, Founder)

Henry Clarke

(Head Bibliomaniac)

Jonas Bhattacharya

(Tech Guru)

Tobi Bamisaye

(Client Manager)

Zoravar Paintal

(Client Manager)

Joshua Kim


Rupert Cunningham-Day

(Stock keeper)

 Jonathan Derby