Jane Anger has spent most of her book trade career on the retail side. After starting at Kimptons Medical Bookshop in 1980, she moved to the British Council before becoming a founder member of Silver Moon Bookshop. She was active in both WiP and the Feminist Bookfairs. She ran Fagins in Derby from 1988, was a sales rep for Phaidon and then ran academic bookshops for the University of Leicester until 2016. She was on the Academic, Professional & Specialist Committee of the Booksellers Association. She now works at Five Leaves Bookshop in Nottingham, an independent radical bookshop.