About Us

We’re one of the country’s largest antiquarian bookstores with 35,000 square feet of retail, gallery, cafe and warehouse space.

Our Space

_mg_0232cc1200xOur space is located in an historic building in the thriving heart of Downtown Buffalo that owner Ron Cozzi renovated and for which he won the Joan K. Bozer Award from Working For Downtown. Our public spaces are ADA-accessible and climate-controlled. Our unmanned cafe is filled with light and can accommodate 50 people. Have your event here as many have before you.

Our Integrity

With the advent of the Internet, anyone with a computer and a few books can set up as a rare bookseller, and it’s occasionally difficult to tell who is an expert, who is a casual hobbyist, and who is an Internet scammer but there are a few simple reasons how you can detect the quality of a bookseller.

ilablogoWe are a member of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB), which improves professional standards, promotes honorable conduct in business, and contributes in various ways to a broader appreciation of the history and art of the book.  Fewer than 2000 booksellers are of a high enough standard to be ILAB members. Knowledge, expertise, many years of experience, and a high quality stock of rare books are essential to become an ILAB bookseller.

abaalogoWe are also a member of the The Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America (ABAA), which strives to maintain the highest standards in the trade. Before being considered for membership, booksellers must prove that they are established, knowledgeable, and of excellent reputation. Prospective members must be sponsored by current members, and undergo a rigorous screening process. The average ABAA member has been in the antiquarian book business more than twenty years.

Our Items

There’s much more here than you might expect:

  • Used and Rare Books
  • Prints and Artwork
  • First Editions and Signed Books
  • Historical Documents and Autographs
  • Collectible Magazines, Postcards, & Memorabilia

We have something to suit every budget and space. The books on the general floor start at $3; the prints in the art section at 5×7″.

Our knowledgeable staff will help you with all of your questions and special requests.