Filippo Rotundo was born in Rome, Italy, in 1972.
He started working in 1997 for modern bookshop Arion, on the iconic via Veneto – universally known for Fellini's La Dolce Vita – and opened its rare books department in 1998.
In 2000 he established Philobiblon, his antiquarian bookshop, in Rome, a few steps from Piazza Navona. In 2004 he opened in Milan and in 2006 in London.
From 2013 Philobiblon expanded its activities, inaugurating new offices in a late 19th century villa at the Parioli, Rome's most elegant neighbourhood. Now not only an antiquarian bookshop but also an art gallery and auction house in partnership with Bloomsbury, it also houses Philobiblon Factory, a fine art bookbinding and print house located in the basement of the building.
After working often in partnership throughout the last thirteen years with Umberto Pregliasco of Libreria Pregliasco, he decided to take on the challenge of opening PRPH Books, a new rare books gallery on the Upper East Side in New York City.