2020 Internship Programme



2020 Internship Programme

Applications are invited for the Bernard Quaritch internship programme. A maximum of three full-time positions are available, each for a minimum duration of six weeks. During your internship you will gain experience of bookselling at one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious antiquarian book dealers.


About us

Quaritch sells rare books, manuscripts and photographs relating to the history of ideas, science, travel and literature in both modern and ancient languages. We are based in Bloomsbury, in central London, but our private and institutional clients span the globe.

About you

You can demonstrate a keen interest in the book trade, are knowledgeable about one or more of our subject areas, are a careful researcher, and are comfortable in a business environment. You speak and write English fluently, and have a working knowledge of another language. You will need to have a reasonable level of fitness to tackle several flights of stairs, and be ready to lift and carry medium loads.

About the role

You will answer the telephone and receive visitors, and assist with packing, deliveries and other routine administrative duties. Working alongside our booksellers, you will also provide research and cataloguing support to them. Remuneration will be £8.72 per hour.

How to apply

Email your CV and covering letter to Jonathan Harrison (j.harrison@quaritch.com), with “2020 Internship” in the subject line. Please include the date on which you would be
available to start work (from Monday 22 June onwards).


All applications must be received by Friday 10 April and they will be acknowledged by email
within two weeks. Interviews will take place from Monday 4 May.
For further information, please email Jonathan Harrison.