Moray, United Kingdom
We specialise in rare science books dating from the late Middle Ages to the 20th century, including first editions, signed copies, manuscripts, objects, and ephemera. We have particular expertise in natural history, genetics and evolution, anatomy, nuclear physics and the Manhattan Project, early computing, and women in science. We also carry books related to women's history and literature.
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We are based in Padua, Italy, where we are consultants of the Veneranda Arca di Sant'Antonio.We specialize in early and illustrated books, travels, history of art, medicine, architecture, prints.
BALTIMORE, Maryland, United States
Welcome to Alien Bindings, your premier online bookshop located in Baltimore, proudly serving book lovers and scholars for over two decades. We specialize in offering an extensive collection of books dedicated to the sciences, making us a go-to destination for enthusiasts and professionals alike. Our broad range of subjects includes the physical sciences, astronomy, mathematics, computer science, the social sciences, and medicine. Moreover, we also take pride in our vast assortment of antiquarian books and history-related titles, catering to the curiosity of history enthusiasts.
At Alien Bindings, we are committed to preserving the environment and reducing our ecological impact. We run a clean, green business, striving to make a positive contribution to the planet. To achieve this, we embrace sustainable practices in our packaging and shipping procedures. Whenever possible, we reuse clean materials for packaging, ensuring that books are well-protected during transit. Custom-made boxes are crafted from clean cardboard, and printed labels are produced using recycled paper. Additionally, we utilize recycled plastic or bubble wrap to create a weather-proof barrier for your orders.
To further minimize our carbon footprint, we take a conscious approach to delivery. Instead of relying on traditional transportation methods, we opt for a more eco-friendly approach. Our team diligently drops off packages at the local post office via foot or cycle, reducing emissions and contributing to a cleaner environment.
With Alien Bindings, you can indulge in your passion for reading while knowing that you are supporting a sustainable business that cares deeply about the planet. Whether you are seeking a rare find in the sciences or exploring the depths of history, we are here to provide you with a memorable and environmentally-conscious book-buying experience. Thank you for choosing Alien Bindings, where knowledge and sustainability come together harmoniously.
Attic Books also has a brick-and-mortar store! Visit them in:
London, Ontario, Canada
Attic Books is one of the premier retail locations for antiquarian and collectable books in Canada. We recently celebrated our thirtieth year in business. Please browse our select online stock on a wide range of subjects in books and paper collectables for the reader, scholar and the seasoned collector. Or come visit us in London, Ontario to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of our three floor bookstore, enhanced by original tin ceilings, hardwood maple floors, and the arts & crafts faade of our century building.
West Branch, Iowa, United States
We specialize in rare and unusual antiquarian books in the sciences and the history of science. Additionally, we specialize in 20th century physics, mathematics, and astronomy.
North Garden, Virginia, United States
I established BioMed Rare Books in 2015 as an internet-based bookshop specializing in rare and antiquarian books and papers in medicine and the life sciences. I have been collecting and studying printed works in these fields for many years, an activity that has enhanced and informed my practice of medicine and my own biological research.
Trumbull, Connecticut, United States
Blackbird Bookshop is an internet-only bookstore specializing in Mystery and Suspense, and Modern First Editions. We have high standards for any book in our stock, regardless of the age of the book. If we wouldn't be proud to display it in our personal collection, we won't sell it.
Buchhandlung Antiquariat Sawhney also has a brick-and-mortar store! Visit them in:
Buchhandlung & Antiquariat Dr. Jagdev S. Sawhney Reuterstr. 4a D - 53113 Bonn Deutschland Unser Geschaeft ist durchgehend geoeffnet: Mo.-Fr.: 9:00 bis 18:00 Sa.: 9:00 bis 13:00 E-Mail: Reuter4a@oldbooks-bonn.com Tel.: +49 228 / 216622 Skype oldbooks1Our Book Store exists since 1986 wenn we moved it from Berlin. We have a large variety of books, Pamphlets, books signed by famous people and very rare books dating sometimes to 1700 AD. We are located on the main line by car, Bus, Train and Plane to different Capitals of the European Union.The main Train Station can be reached by Taxi in about 7 minutes. We send books all over the world and understand English, german, French, Spanisch and some other languages. We accept most credit cards and the cards of different banks.
Woodstock, New York, United States
We are an online bookstore in business since 2003. We specialize in out-of-print and rare books in a wide variety of subjects, including art, architetcture, literature and literary criticism, history, physics, mathematics, medicine and surgery, photography, travel and more. We have many unlisted books: please feel free to inquire about specific wants. Photos on request.
Fireside Bookshop also has a brick-and-mortar store! Visit them in:
Stroud, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Fireside Bookshop is now based in Stroud, Gloucestershire. We are open Tuesday to Saturday 10am-5pm. For out of hours enquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01453 764500. An ever increasing selection of our stock of antiquarian, academic and secondhand books is listed on our online store firesidebookshop.co.uk with full search facilities and secure online purchasing. We have been dealing in books since 1980 and offer a professional service via our shop and internet site, and welcome enquiries.We are always interested in buying books in our specialist fields and quality books in all subject areas, and can travel to view anywhere in the U.K. Please contact us for more details.
Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom
Obituary: Book dealer Hamish Riley-Smith (1941-2020), as published in The Antique Trade Gazette
Rare book specialist Hamish Riley-Smith, who died on August 10, did not originally intend to become a dealer.
He went to Trinity College Dublin, where he read economics and met our mother Brigitta (Gita) von Wagner. He planned to work in the family brewing business, John Smith's, and spent seven years learning the craft at Whitbread's. But after all the family interest in John Smith's was sold in 1972, he looked for a new career.
In 1974 he started Hamish Riley-Smith Rare Books. He had no formal training in the book business, other than an acute awareness of business and a degree in economics. He started, in his own words, as a runner, taking one book to another dealer and making a small margin.
Hamish quickly realised this was not for him and started to focus on Arabic and economic books and the social sciences. Through knowledge and research he built up a strong and friendly working relationship with the Japanese, travelling to Japan often. He also traded in Arabia, the US and Europe.
Sacks of catalogues
We can remember how sacks of catalogues would leave the house and go off to museums and institutions across the world, and answers would come back via telex. This was a world before the internet, mobile phones and faxes and computers were only just coming in.
Among his proudest sales were the 14th century Qur'an manuscript of Mameluk Sultan Al Malik Al Nasir Muhammad (pictured here); The Papers of Sir Roy Harrod; The library of Sir John Hicks; The Betjeman Library; typescript/manuscript of Ludwig Wittgenstein's Tractus Logico Philosophicus; The Felibriges Library of Musée Theodore Aubanel, Avignon; as well as collections of Isaac Newton; John Locke; Thomas Hobbes; Shakespeare; William Petty; Robert Owen and Adam Smith.
He was resolute in his independence and had many friends and colleagues in the book business, but he never did a book fair ("I am not a book fairy") and refused to join any trade associations.
He will be remembered by the family as a loving husband, father and grandfather, and a great source of fun and interest; for Hamish, above all, family came first. His business will continue to be run by his wife Gita and two sons, Damian, director of Paragraph Publishing, and Crispian, director of Crispian Riley-Smith Fine Arts Ltd.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
We work closely with institutional and private collectors to source materials with compelling research and exhibition value. Currently specializing in the human sciences, design, and radicalism, across the long-nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Because the Cloud forgets.
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Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
Family owned bookstore in Tijuana Mexico since 1963.Extensive selection of books in spanish for all areas of study and entertainment.Also visit www.libreriaeldia.com
Dundee, Dundee, United Kingdom
We are a mail order business selling books online since 1996. Most of our stock are academic titles in English, but we also have small numbers in Spanish, French, German, Italian and Gaelic.
Plymouth, Pennsylvania, United States
Mike\'s Library is an on-line, general line used and rare bookstore situated in the historic Pocono Northeast, near Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA. Since 1995, Mike\'s Library has offered carefully selected used and rare books. Our roving eye focuses on uncommon and significant works in many fields, with strengths in history, business & economics, social sciences, medicine, science and technology. Please contact us with any questions: 570-822-7585 or email@example.com. Thanks! We offer carefully chosen books at reasonable prices. Our grading follows the AB standards; we err conservatively. Our books are bubble-wrapped and securely packed. We hope you will enjoy our constantly changing offerings! Thank you.
Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom
Founded in 1973 P. & B. Rowan is a husband and wife team working from private premises and specializing in books and manuscripts on Ireland, Irish History & Culture, History of Ideas (including the Sciences, Medicine, Economics, Philosophy, etc), Travels and Rare Books in all fields.
MONTAGUE, Massachusetts, United States
We have been selling antiquarian books and ephemera for40 years, beginning in Philadelphia, now from Montague, Massachusetts. We work with many institutions to develop collections, issue catalogs published in print and electronically and posted to our wordpress website. We have a large stock of antiquarian and used books and pamphlets online. We exhibit at a handful of fairs annually. Most of our material is American, more non-fiction than fiction, with some emphasis on material culture (agriculture, architecture, cooking, decorative and fine arts, engineering, printing, textiles), business, educational, social and religious history. We offer many early American children's books and trade catalogs.
Sherman Oaks, California, United States
Founded in 1970, Rootenberg Rare Books has served a large international clientele of collectors as well as private and public institutions in the acquisition of rare books and manuscripts, and in collection development. We are among the leading specialists in the fields of science, medicine, technology and natural history. We also maintain high quality rare books and manuscripts in diverse subjects including travel and exploration, literary classics, economics and philosophy, Americana, and modern first editions, many inscribed. Our expertise and familiarity with these subjects allows us to acquire and house major collections in these fields. We are dedicated to our customer's specific needs, and look forward to developing long term relationships by keeping you informed about significant materials in your areas of interest. Rootenberg Rare Books consists of three generations: grandmother, father and daughter, and is located minutes from West Los Angeles, near UCLA and the Getty, as well as a second location in Durham, North Carolina. We always welcome visitors, though appointments are suggested. We occasionally issue finely printed and illustrated catalogues as well as specialized subject lists, and are constantly adding existing and new material to our website. We exhibit at several national and international book fairs during the year, represent clients at auction and offer appraisal and other professional services. We are always interested in purchasing single items or entire collections, and would be pleased to consider any materials you wish to sell. Special requests and specific wants will be given particular attention. We are always available, via phone, fax or email, to answer questions, search for a specific title, or provide information on our inventory.
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COLUMBIA, Missouri, United States
We live & breathe rare books! This year we are celebrating over a decade of business with over 10,000 positive transactions all over the globe! We remain at your service and look forward to earning your business.
Foligno (PG), Italy
Internet sellers of ancient books from many years and appreciated on important International platforms, we particularly care about our customers’ needs guaranteeing privacy and a lovely buying experience with a simple management of orders, fast deliveries and security in payments. Our catalogue, continuously increased, offers a wide selection of ancient and scarce books, out of print books and prints. We currently speak Italian, English, French and Spanish, you can contact us in the language you prefer. We deliver all over the world. Our works are guaranteed original, authentic and oftrusty provenance. We release elegant certifications of authenticity on request .
Fine and rare books in the fields of science, medicine, technology and the applied arts. Old fashioned printed catalogues and lists available on request.A note on binding conservation. All our ancient leather bindings are carefully cleaned with Brecknell's leather soap, and when needed, treated with hydroxypropylcellulose (in the case of dry leather). Finally we protect the leather with \"Cire 213\", the ultimate binding conservation wax developed by the BNF (Bibliothque nationale de France).
Lawrence, Kansas, United States
We are a small shop with interests in the rare and eclectic. Only a fraction of our inventory is on-line. Our collection is ever expanding and you never know what we will find next. An answering machine will take your message after hours and when we are gone.
Cranston, Rhode Island, United States
We continue to list reference works, Machiavelli, art history, bibliographies, and Italian literature from our private collections. We are happy to discuss discounts for bulk purchases.
Canton, Georgia, United States
Member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America and the International Leagure of Antiquarian Booksellers. I specialize in literary first editions, Africa -- exploration, big game hunting, flora & fauna, medical books, foreign literature in english translation, medicine, science, philosophy, and general antiquarian.
Signal Mtn, Tennessee, United States
We specialize in Printed Diaries, 19th Century Americana, Science and Spirituality, Scholarly Philosophy and Theology, Nature, Botany, and Technical Science.