2022 Internship Programme

Stack of leather-bound books, mostly eighteenth-century in calf and red morocco

Applications are invited for the Bernard Quaritch internship programme.  A maximum of two full-time positions are available, each for a minimum duration of four 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 Bedford Row, London, just north of Holborn, 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 £11.05 per hour.


How to apply

Email your CV and covering letter to Jonathan Harrison (j.harrison@quaritch.com), with ‘2022 Internship’ in the subject line.  Please include the date on which you would be available to start work.


All applications must be received by 20 May 2022 and will be acknowledged by email.  Interviews will take place in June.