Anke Timmermann

Anke Timmermann is a historian, writer, and antiquarian bookseller at Type & Forme, and a member of the Rose Book Collecting Prize committee.

My favorite part of being a student in Heidelberg twenty years ago was the exploration of local second-hand and rare bookshops. I would dot into their basements on my way home from lectures, and in spite of my modest budget always emerge with something interesting, entertaining, or beautiful to add to my shelves, to join books rescued from family attics and flea markets. My partner and fellow-