A portrait of the book dealer as a (no longer) young man

I thought it high time to put a face to the business and what better day than on my 30th birthday and in the month that marks the 1 year anniversary of Bayliss Books.

What a way to turn 30, Bayliss Books was launched a year ago and the response has blown me away at every turn. To my clients, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. In the past week, Bayliss Books has now become a limited company and tomorrow I launch my partnership with The Times (keep your eyes on culture mag this weekend…), alongside launching the first rare book app next week.

There are a lot more exciting partnerships and endeavours in the pipeline this summer so watch this space (Soho House being one particularly big one! You heard it here first).

And of course there will be only the most iconic of books on my website, with some incredibly exciting works waiting in the wings for the right time to be launched.

I couldn’t have imagined in my wildest dreams I would turn 30 as a book dealer but last year I took a leap of faith and it’s the greatest leap I’ve ever taken (apart from asking my girlfriend out on our first date)

Oli Bayliss x

Founder of Bayliss Rare Books 


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