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Ed Maggs interview

The Guardian’s money section (yes, not the book section) profiled London rare book dealer Ed Maggs at the weekend. Ed is the boss of the famous antiquarian bookselling firm, Maggs Bros. He was coy about his earnings.

“I don’t tell people what to do,” he says. “But once in a while I might need to nudge the elephant in one direction or another. We try to work by persuasion, rather than bossing, and, in any case, the firm runs itself by and large. I have to deal with, or help out, with some of the central stuff, like computers and property, but most of the time I spend bookselling.”

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