Sophie Lambert has been appointed to Bookshop.org's advisory board, as the company continues to grow and embarks on future development plans.
Lambert started off as a bookseller on Charing Cross Road and became a buyer for Blackwell's and later for Foyles. After a stint at Janklow & Nesbit in New York, she returned to London and joined Tibor Jones & Associates, where she started her own list. She joined the C+W Agency in 2013 and is now a director there, as well as representing a wide range of prize-winning and bestselling authors.
She will join the board of Bookshop.org’s UK arm, which consists of Bookshop.org founder and c.e.o. Andy Hunter, m.d. Nicole Vanderbilt, Booksellers Association m.d. Meryl Halls, Dialogue publisher Sharmaine Lovegrove and Fleur Sinclair, owner of Sevenoaks Bookshop.
Lambert said: “As a former bookseller, being invited to take on this role with the pioneering Bookshop.org is an honour. Supporting independent bookshops is something I feel passionate about and as a literary agent I know what lifelines those retailers can be for authors.”
Vanderbilt added: “We are thrilled to welcome Sophie to our board. Her combination of bookselling and agent experience will be incredibly valuable to us as we chart our plans for the highest-impact work to support the indie bookshops we all love.”
Lambert will take up the role effective immediately.
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