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