Giles Mandelbrote was appointed Librarian and Archivist of Lambeth Palace Library in February 2010, after working for nearly 15 years at the British Library as one of the curators responsible for the national collection of books printed in Britain during the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
Among his publications are Out of Print & Into Profit: A history of the rare and secondhand book trade in Britain in the 20th Century (2006), as well as the second volume (also 2006; covering the period 1640-1850) of The Cambridge History of Libraries in Britain and Ireland, which he edited jointly with K.A. Manley. More recently he edited (with Barry Taylor) and contributed to a volume on the growth of the British Library’s collections: Libraries within the Library: The Origins of the British Library's Printed Collections (2009). At present his personal research interests are mainly concerned with the book trade in early modern Europe and with book ownership and collecting in 17th and early 18th century England.