|Behind the scenes|
Shopkeeper and collector of magical items, he owns a shop and can be noted for his loyal (beyond most loyalites) servant, Simpkin. He's quite a powerful magician, but was injured when Bartimaeus fought him in his shop. When Bartimaeus was consequently held captive in the Tower of London, Pinn visited him briefly, accompanied by Jessica Whitwell. He was also friendly with Simon Lovelace before the coup d'état, knowing him on a first name basis.
When most magicians took off their contact lenses (book 3) to see the special effects of Makepeace's play without distractions, Pinn kept his monocle on. When he took it off to polish it, Imps and Foliots quickly dispatched the lower levels off the government. On the other hand, the members of the Council and other higher ranking magicians were taken out by Djinn. When three Djinn attempted to take out Pinn, the merchant grabbed his stick, and destroyed one with a Plasm, injured another, but was beaten by the third, who used the old man's cane as a club against him.
At the Westminster, he was described to be also right there but was not named (the chapter was Kitty's and she does not know who Sholto Pinn was). He was taken to a hospital
Pinn is described as rotund and often wore white clothing. He also carried a cane around with him.