Our Staff


Eric PEDERSEN | Bookseller Eric Pedersen hails from the Midwest, where he studied 20th Century American History in college and 20th Century American Literature in graduate school. He began his bookselling life at Bauman Rare Books’ Las Vegas gallery in 2008 and currently works in the gallery in New York City. Other than Ben Franklin’s Autobiography (which he didn’t finish), he can’t remember the last book he read written before 1900. As those who know him are (sometimes painfully) aware, he does not need a reason to start talking about William Gaddis, Thomas Pynchon, Something Happened, Ernest Hemingway, Revolutionary Road, Cormac McCarthy, David Foster Wallace, or Kurt Vonnegut, and so on… Recent favorites are Lauren Groff and Colson Whitehead.


DAVID CUNNINGHAM | BOOKSELLER David holds Master Degrees in History and Library Science. After living overseas for a few years, he joined Bauman Books in 2001. Some of his favorite authors include Jorge Luis Borges, Leo Perutz, and Robert Aickman. When not in the gallery, he enjoys travelling and spending time with his family. He can be found most evenings reading books as diverse as the Decameron to Conan the Barbarian. He shares with Borges the hope that Paradise will be a kind of library - or more to the point, an enormous ramshackle used bookstore stuffed full of serendipitous discoveries.


ANGEL WEBSTER | BOOKSELLER Angel is a bookseller at the Madison Avenue gallery. She remembers receiving a Bachelor’s Degree from Rutgers University a long time ago and her Master of Fine Arts from Brooklyn College almost as long ago, but finds working with rare books more educational. She reads, writes, and gardens in Jersey City and she is always looking forward to a new favorite book. Recent favorites include Jack Kerouac’s On the Road and Oliver Sacks’ Hallucinations.


ERIN BLACK | BOOKSELLER Erin came to Bauman in 2012 after a stint in Venice where she researched early printed books at the Fondazione Cini on the island of San Giorgio. Prior to that, she received a master’s degree in the Intellectual and Cultural History of the Renaissance from the Warburg Institute in London. When she's not talking books at Madison, she may be found studying obscure topics in scientific illustration and philosophy in early print, tending to her herb and tea gardens, or kickboxing.


ALLISON MACINTOSH | BOOKSELLER A graduate of NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts, Allison holds a Master of Arts in Art history and Archeology. She specializes in Classical and Renaissance history and literature, but her interests are ever-changing. With an undergraduate degree in Classics from Trinity College in Hartford, CT, Allison has excavated ancient sites in the Middle East and studied extensively in Italy. She traces her love of literature to the escapades of Nancy Drew, but she grew to revere the authors and historians of antiquity, and to adore the witty and romantic novels of Jane Austen. Since joining Bauman Rare Books in the fall of 2016, Allison is committed to learning everything left in-between.

Leah Shoer | Bookseller Leah joined Bauman Rare Books in 2017 after graduating with a B.A. from New York University. She majored in English Literature, with a concentration in Irish Literature — finding herself particularly drawn to the ingenuity of James Joyce’s novels and the lyricism of Yeats’ poetry. She studied the great English classics during her semester at the University of Edinburgh, but continued on to read widely in American Literature, supplemented by the great works by political and economic philosophers of the 18th and 19th centuries. If you were to inquire after her favorite book, she couldn’t possibly answer, the list is too long—but Middlemarch and Blood Meridian are definitely on it.