Since 2011, Nicky Dunne has been running Heywood Hill, covering two floors of a Georgian townhouse on London’s Curzon Street.
It has a large number of library commissions this year, including subject-specific libraries in private homes, hotels and businesses worldwide. Clients find the firm via word-of-mouth, as well as positive publicity, all based on the quality and sincerity of its services. People are amazed at the care and passion all the booksellers at the company brings to its bespoke services. ‘Our subscribers love that we get to know them individually and the intense interest that we bring to getting it right is tangible – clients can feel it,’ says Dunne, whose Year in Books subscription service also delights readers in over 50 countries.