About Mobilis Books

Mobilis Books was born in Bloomington, Indiana, in 2019. Emerson sold her first book, nearly by accident, and heard the siren call of helping to build collections and curating histories.
In 2021, Mobilis Books became a Florida-based LLC. 
We are currently an online-only storefront operating out of Cambridge, U.K., and Florida, U.S.A.
In 2022, Mobilis Books joined the Provincial Book Fair Association and in 2024, we joined the Independent Online Booksellers Association
We're actively interested in buying books (single items or entire collections).
Contact us by email at info@mobilisbooks.com



I'm Dr. Emerson Richards, an antiquarian bookseller, environmental consultant, and soon, a registered professional archeologist. The past is my passion and putting rare & antiquarian books in to hands, hearts, and collections is how I serve the long histories of the book. 
Book collecting is not about possessing, but about custodianship. We get to play a small part in these artefacts that will outlive us; we get the opportunity to hold these objects during their long book-lives and send them on to their next homes, as they continue through history. 
I've been a professional cataloguer/bibliographer since 2015. I held the position of Rare Books Cataloguer at Pembroke College, Cambridge University (2021-2024) and my catalogue records can be seen in collections including the University of Kentucky, the John Rylands Research Insititute, Yale University, and the Portico Library. I also lend my expertise to the trade, having worked with dealers and private collectors as an independent consultant. 
I recieved my Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Indiana University, Bloomington with a Graduate Area Certificate in Medieval Studies. I hold a Certificate of Proficiency (History of the Manuscript) from the University of Virginia’s Rare Book School and have taken manuscript and rare books-related coursework at the University of London's Rare Book School as well as the École nationale de Chartes, and the Abbey of Montecassino. I have also attended the York Antiquarian Book Seminar (2022) and will attend the Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar (2024). 
In Fall, 2024, I will pursue an MA in Anthropology- Archeology at the University of Central Florida. 
I am available for freelance cataloguing, transcriptions of medieval manuscripts, and literary translations from French, Latin, Italian, German, and Spanish into English. 
Please contact info@mobilisbooks.com, or visit, www.EmersonRichards.com for full details.



❧ Terms of Sale:
• Items are catalogued to the best of seller’s knowledge. Any errors or omissions are unintentional.
• Any known defects are noted within the condition report.
• Photos reflect the actual item & condition, with defects depicted as well. Please read the descriptions & examine the photos.
• Buyer can contact seller with reasonable requests for further images or details.
• Payments must be made before shipping.
• Payments in installation can be arranged.
• Some items may incur additional shipping charges based on destination or weight. Seller will contact buyer before approving the final sale.
• Return policy: Items can be returned for any reason within 30 days of receiving the item. Seller pays shipping in instances of seller error; buyer pays shipping for other reasons for return.

• For best price, contact the seller directly (info@mobilisbooks.com)

❧ Shipping Terms:
• Shipping is based on weight, using Royal Mail, from Cambridge, England (12/23). Some items may incur additional charges based on destination or weight, but the majority will be the shipping price listed.
• Other shipment methods can be arranged by contacting seller.
• Will add insurance and/or signature upon request.
• All items will be packed using recycled material to the greatest extent possible without compromising the safety of the item.