Lorne Bair Rare Books invites applications for the the position of full-time cataloguer/bookseller at our offices in Winchester, Virginia. Starting base salary, based on qualifications and experience, is in the range of $35,000 to $45,000 per year, with substantial additional compensation in the form of commissions, profit-sharing, and performance bonuses. 

Qualified applicants will have a minimum of three years direct experience in antiquarian bookselling, with demonstrable proficiencies in the areas of rare book cataloguing (especially English and Continental printed books from the 16th century onward); bibliographical research; direct sales, and book buying. This position requires exceptional writing and communication skills. Applicants possessing first-hand acquaintance with British and European markets and institutions will be favored. Overseas travel will be an occasional job requirement. 

Lorne Bair Rare Books, established in 1996, is a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America  (ABAA). We are a leading American dealer in the areas of Social History, Radical Thought, Economics, and Modern Literature. As a business we are devoted to the ideals of economic, racial, and gender equity, and we emphatically commit to equal consideration of applicants from all cultural backgrounds. Through structured profit-sharing, a generous commission structure, and organizational transparency, we have strived to build a culture of sustained growth that benefits company and employees equally. 

Winchester, Virginia is a small city (population 25,000) at the northern end of the Shenandoah Valley, about 90 miles west of Washington, D.C. Cost of living is low to moderate, rated at 101.8 on the BestPlaces.com COL index. The region is renowned for its scenic beauty and rich history; school and health systems are highly rated, and cultural opportunities are above average for American cities of comparable size. 

Applicants should submit resumé and cover letter by post to Lorne Bair Rare Books, 661 Millwood Avenue, Ste 206, Winchester, VA 22601; or via email at info@lornebair.com

All applicants will receive a reply; finalists will be invited for interviews (either virtual or live, depending upon COVID developments) beginning in early February, 2021.

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