We work with thousands of independent bookstores and booksellers around the world. Together they offer nearly 100 million used and rare books for sale on Biblio.
We are now an "internet only" business. Our experience is 14 years in the book trade, much of that as a walk-in shop. We offer courteous, efficient and knowledgeable service. Our inventory will be of interest to the general reader, scholar or the most discriminating collector.
Established 1970, we are generalist antiquarian booksellers and appraisers. Over the years, we have from time to time focused on various subjects, while remaining generalists. Our present emphasis is on Travel Accounts, Travel Guides, Viewbooks, and Travel Ephemera. We continue to offer books, manuscripts, and ephemera in a variety of fields. Perhaps we have something for you. We appraise books and documents in many different fields for purposes of tax-deductible gifts,insurance, estate settlement, etc. Bob & Alison Petrilla
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.
Many of our booksellers are members of professional trade associations, which generally means they have agreed to do business according to a professional set of standards and/or ethics and that they work together to share knowledge and promote the overall integrity of used and antiquarian bookselling.
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Remember, when you buy books on Biblio, you are buying from independent booksellers and not some huge, faceless corporation. Sometimes this distinction can be a little unclear for the first-time visitor, but don't worry - it's a good thing. Here are just a few tips to keep in mind when ordering from booksellers on Biblio:
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