William Barley

Born: 1565

Died: 1614

Birthplace: Warwickshire, England

William Barley (1565?–1614) was an English bookseller and publisher. He completed an apprenticeship as a draper in 1587, but was soon working in the London book trade. As a freeman of the Drapers' Company, he was embroiled in a dispute between it and theStationers' Company over the rights of drapers to function as publishers and booksellers. He found himself in legal tangles throughout his life.

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