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Astrolabe Booksellers is the leading antiquarian/ second-hand/used bookseller in Australia's island state. Proprietor Michael Sprod is a long-standing member of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Antiquarian Booksellers. Our premises are located on the first floor of a refurbished early colonial warehouse in Hobart's historic Salamanca Place, adjacent to the Sullivan's Cove wharves. This area was once the thriving centre of the Southern Ocean whaling trade and, then as now, the departure port for many Antarctic voyages. We carry a good range of antiquarian and second-hand books on a wide variety of subjects, specialising in works on Tasmania, Australia, Antarctica, Aborigines (especially Tasmanian), and maritime subjects.
Old Saratoga Books was an open shop in the upstate New York village of Schuylerville from 1996-2016. Since November 2016 we have been online booksellers only specializing in titles about history and the arts.
We are a mail order business specialising in used : SHEET MUSIC, MUSIC SCORES , MUSIC BOOKS and SHEET MUSIC SONGS of all kinds. Having been in the music business for 20 years we have a wealth of knowledge and give a first class service.
Often booksellers specialize in certain areas and are very knowledgeable about collecting within those genres or topics. Some of these specialists on Biblio are the pre-eminent dealers in their fields of expertise, supplying leading academic and public institutions with rare and significant material. For the public or private collector, it can be very useful to identify and form relationships with booksellers who specialize in their field of interest. Booksellers' specialties are as varied as the books they carry.
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