John Windle has been dealing in rare books, manuscripts, and book-related prints and paintings since 1967. After training with Bernard Quaritch Ltd. in London and John Howell-Books in San Francisco, he opened his business in his bedroom in San Francisco in 1974, moving to 68 Post Street and a partnership with Ron Randall to form Randall and Windle on April 1, 1975. That business later moved to 185 Post Street before Ron left for Santa Barbara in 1980 (where he still runs Randall House) and John took the decade off to move to Venice CA, write, publish, travel around India and across America (on foot), finally reopening his shop in 1989 in San Francisco. John is a former Master of the Press of the Roxburghe Club of San Francisco and a founding member of the Colophon Club, a member of the Association Internationale de Bibliophilie, the Grolier Club, the Caxton Club, the Book Club of California, the ABAA (Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America), the ILAB (International League of Antiquarian Booksellers), the PBFA (Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association), and the IOBA (Independent Online Booksellers Association). He has served on several boards and committees and was a Governor of the ABAA and chair of the PR and Publications Committees until April 2010. In his spare time he plays golf badly. He is married to Chris Loker, author and curator of children's books. Chris's son Evan lives in San Diego and attended SDSU where he earned his MBA; he now works as an investment analyst. His wife Alexandra Lyman Loker illustrates Chris's books while working for the American Liver Foundation.