Ann Drourr | Office Manager
Ann has been with Bauman Rare Books since 1996, serving as the Office Manager, as well as a bookseller. She studied History and Accounting at Fordham University. Ann is actively involved with charities promoting lung cancer research and awareness, and spends her leisure time traveling, reading and doing needlework.
Steve Moosbrugger | Inventory Director
Stephen Moosbrugger joined the firm at the turn of the last century and since then has assumed a range of central duties in the company’s Philadelphia headquarters. He devotes his working hours managing inventory, coordinating the IT Department, and assisting with new acquisitions. Steve was born and raised in the Philadelphia area. At Penn State University he studied American history, a subject that still is his favorite area of collecting. He is married to Kathy, a reproductive biologist at the University of Pennsylvania, with whom he has three children. In his off hours, he serves as a youth baseball coach and is president of the Fairmount Soccer Association, central Philadelphia’s largest youth soccer club.
Ernest Hilbert | Buyer
Ernest Hilbert holds advanced degrees from Oxford, where he completed a doctorate in the Department of English Language and Literature in 2000. His poems have appeared in The New Republic, Yale Review, American Poetry Review, Harvard Review, Parnassus, Boston Review, Verse, New Criterion, American Scholar, and the London Review, as well as a number of standard university classroom anthologies. Hilbert is a member of the Association of Literary Scholars and Critics, the Royal Society of Literature, the Fine Press Book Association, the Philobiblon Club, and is a voting member of the National Book Critics Circle. He joined the firm in 2003 and serves as a senior specialist at Bauman Rare Books headquarters in the city of Philadelphia, where he lives with his wife, Lynn Makowsky, the Keeper of the Mediterranean Section at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthopology.
Mike Niklaus | Head of Cataloguing
Michael Niklaus has been with Bauman Rare Books since 2000. At Swarthmore College and the University of Michigan, his studies focused on antebellum American literature and culture.
Niamh O’Connell | Photographer
Niamh is chief photographer at Bauman Rare Books since joining the company in 2005. When not behind a camera, Niamh enjoys Horse Riding, hanging with her dogs and her many and varied artistic endeavors.
Patrick McCuen | Bookseller
Patrick first bought and sold rare books as a child, acquiring and then liquidating an impressive comic book collection. Entering manhood, he sold books and book-related merchandise at B. Dalton Booksellers and Waldenbooks (both now defunct). He earned a B.A., an M.A., and began work on his Ph.D., all in the field of Literature. He has worked at Bauman Rare Books since 2006.
Andy Hallman | Senior Cataloguer
Andy is a senior cataloguer, editor, and writer, and has developed, managed, written and edited print and e-mail catalogues, printed promotional materials, advertising campaigns for print and online, and content for the website. He holds a B.A. in English from Harvard University, and came to BRB in 2000 after nearly a decade in advertising. He coaches the 2001 Boys soccer team at Fairmount Soccer Association, and is a weekend warrior with Bella Vista FC. He lives in South Philly.