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A collection of Iran and Palestine protest materials from the 1960s through 1980s
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We research, catalogue, buy and sell rare books.


We specialize in four broadly defined areas: Early Printing, Science Fiction, Economics, and German language material.

Early Printed Books

Early Printed Books & Manuscripts

Our early printed books and manuscripts were written prior to 1800, with a specific emphasis on books published in Latin America and continental Europe.

Books for a Better Tomorrow

'Books for a Better Tomorrow' encompasses science fiction, the history of computing, artificial intelligence, robots, and space travel.

Money & Economics

The economics department covers economic theory, the history of business, trade, and numismatics.
German language material

Germany, Switzerland & Austria

Across all categories we seek out German language material. Many of our books are in German or relate to the cross-cultural interests of Germans and Americans. This material covers a broad spectrum including the former East Germany, the Cold War, protest movements, migration patterns, and the effects of German colonialism.


We believe in research

When you buy a rare book or manuscript from us, you not only buy the book, but also the description and meticulous research that went into the book. Every book is shipped along with a copy of its description, which is our guarantee to you of what you are buying. Customers are invited to use our extensive rare book research library free of charge. Contact us for any research questions. We also write about new additions to our research library in our Notes on Books.


We believe in relationships

One thing that differentiates us from other antiquarian booksellers is that we do not sell on third-party marketplaces. Our rare books and manuscripts are only available directly from us. There is no substitute for holding a book in your hands. Therefore, we travel regularly to antiquarian book fairs and conferences. Please see the events page for our fair schedule and an opportunity to view our rare books in person.

Our office and reference library are located in Mill Valley, California just a few miles north of San Francisco. We welcome visitors by appointment to browse our bookshelves full of rare books and antiquarian collectibles.

We are here to help and provide personal service. Please contact Mark by email, or call/text +1.206.632.1535 with any inquiries about our items. 


Our Promise

We believe in promises

We guarantee the authenticity of everything we sell. All items are guaranteed as described.

We are proud members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA), the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB), and the Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA) and adhere to their codes of ethics and mission:

"The mission of the ABAA is to promote ethical standards and professionalism in the antiquarian book trade, to encourage the collecting and preservation of rare and antiquarian books and related materials, to support educational programs and research into the study of rare books, and to facilitate collegial relations between booksellers, librarians, scholars, and collectors."

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