About Old Editions Bookshop & Gallery
We’re one of the country’s largest antiquarian bookstores with 35,000 square feet of retail, gallery, and warehouse space.
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’s an expert, a casual hobbyist, or a scammer. But there are a few simple ways you can detect the quality of a bookseller.
We 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 worldwide 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.
We 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.
There’s much more here than you might expect:
- \Used & Rare Books
- \Prints & Artwork
- \First Editions & Signed Books
- \Historical Documents & Autographs
- \Collectible Magazines, Postcards, & Memorabilia
We have something to suit every budget and size: the books in the shop start at $3; prints in the art section as small as 5″×7″.
Our knowledgeable staff will help you with all of your questions and special requests.