My name is Jeremy Carson. I have collected, written about and dealt in old books for over 20 years and used to run the Brighton Book Fair. I used to write articles and a column called ‘A New Look At Old Books’ for Book and Magazine Collector, all under the by-line ‘betweenthelines’. My first piece was about my first love, bibliomysteries, in April 2008. Along the way I interviewed Simon Heffer, Lucy Mangan and took a pop at the Oxfam bookshops. When the magazine folded in 2011 I founded CAMBO, The Campaign For Real Books.
Fortunately the campaign turned out to be unnecessary: paper books have more than managed to hold their own against the rise of the ebook. In fact sales of new books are on the rise, ebooks are slightly declining and the charm of beautiful old books remains as strong as ever. Hurrah! I am now a full time professional book dealer. I am a member of the PBFA, the largest professional booksellers organisation in the country. I sell mainly at book fairs across the country, from the South Coast to York. You can find my fairs diary here.