In 1964, while Anne Bromer was enrolled in the Library Science program at Simmons College, students in her rare books course visited the Library at Williams College, whose special collections form the finest holdings in an undergraduate institution. David was invited to come along. Richard Archer was Curator of Chapin Library's rare book department and the professor for Anne's course. He unlocked the cabinets and vaults, putting the books into the hands of his students. From that encounter with magnificent medieval manuscripts and early printed books in the Chapin's stately room, the seeds of a vocation took root. Four years later, Bromer Booksellers issued Catalog One.
In June of 2000, Phil Salmon joined us as Manager. Phil began his bookselling career in 1994, the consequence of a collecting interest in the poet Robert Frost. He spent many years working as a freelance cataloger, book scout, and he operated his own internet bookselling firm before moving to Portugal in 1998. In his time with us, Phil has become an integral part of our company, attending auctions on our behalf, exhibiting at book fairs, and handling other key responsibilities. Phil became an associate member of the ABAA in 2004, and considers it "an honor and a privilege" to do what he loves for a living.