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Abracadabra Books 30% Off Sale!

Denver, Colorado, USA

Abracadabra Books 30% Off Sale! specializes in Americana, Architecture, Childrens, First Editions Fiction, Foreign History & Travel, Britain,, Hunting & Fishing, Military, Civil War, World War 1 And II, Science & Technology, Geology, Math, Physics, Engineering, Western Americana, Colorado, Texana, California.

About Abracadabra Books 30% Off Sale!

Established 1976 in Denver, Colorado. Circa 40,000 volumes in stock. By Appointment only, however your are most welcome to come by, so please email orders@abrabks.com for an appointment.You can call us at 303 733-5700 but we are usually away from the phone. Leave a message telling us what the call is about, and will call you back. We have 75,000 Rare, Scarce, and Out-of-print Books, Ephemera,and most areas are covered including Americana, Western Americana, Civil War, Military, World War 1, World War II, Children, Illustrated, Science, Technology, Math, Physics, Engineering, Geology, First Editions Fiction, Books on Books, Bibliographies, Art, Theater, Natural History, Travel, Britain, Cookbooks and more.

Biblio Member Since
2004

Abracadabra Books 30% Off Sale!

8909 E. Colorado Drive
Denver, CO 80231 USA

Terms of sale for Abracadabra Books 30% Off Sale!

Payment with order. US$ . All books are returnable if mailed back within 5 days of receipt. Courtesy contact to advise us appreciated. Shipping for heavy and larger books than 8vo is extra. Contact us at orders@abrabks.com if you have any questions.

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Interview with Alan Culpin of Abracadabra Books 30% Off Sale!

When did you get started in bookselling?
In 1976 I started selling books as The Western Americana Bookshop, and then moved onto to The Court Place Book store, and eventually to the Abracadabra Bookshop with the motto 'we make books appear', when we became a leading locator of Rare, Scarce and Out of Print Books
What drew you to bookselling?
I have always love books, and when the State of Colorado cut the funding to the college where I was teaching, I switched to selling books full time.
Did you have any mentors in becoming a bookseller?
Not really. I learned from a number of other dealers and individuals.
What are your specialties as a dealer?
We have a large number of specialties, starting with my first love Western Americana, the First Editions Fiction, Americana, World War I & II, Civil War, Childrens, Books of Foreign countries especially Britain, Art, Poetry, Aviation, Nautical, Geology, Physics, Math, Engineering, Architecture, Philosophy & Religion, Books on Books, et al.
What's the most amazing book you've ever sold?
I think it was a double Folio 13th Century Medieval Illuminated manuscript hymnal.
What is your favorite part of being a bookseller?
Dealing with other people who love books and who share their knowledge.
Do you have an open storefront or have you in the past?
I had an open shop until 2011.
If so, do/did you have any bookstore pets?
I have always had dogs in the bookstores
What is the funniest / strangest / scariest thing that ever happened in your store?
A well known Denver dealer attempted to damage our reputation by broadcasting an error we had made on a book. Since then I found several errors that he made, but chose not to broadcast them.
What is your favorite bookshop (other than your own)?
The Cinema at Hay-on-Wye, but there are many other favorites.
What do you personally like to read? Collect?
Western Americana and World War I.
What's your favorite book you personally own? Would you sell it, if the price were right?
A mid-19th Century Illuminated manuscript by a Lady, beautifully done. I might sell it.
What one book would you buy if price were no object?
Any 15th Century or earlier illuminated manuscript.
If you were stranded on a desert island and could bring three books, what would they be?
A Gentle Madness by Nicholas Basbanes, A History of the Printed Book by the Limited Editions Club, Wickersham, Old Yukon. But I would smuggle in many more!