Pennsylvania's "Fiercely Independent" Booksellers

Eastern Pennsylvania


The Old Library Bookshop
1419 Center St
Bethlehem, PA 18018
Phone: 610-814-3434
toll free: 1-866-579-BOOK (2665)
Mary-Margaret Taylor & Margaret Capozzolo. Established 1996.
Full spectrum used & rare books, prints, maps, and ephemera. On Rt.
512, 2 mi south of Rt. 22. Appraisals, Search Service. Will Ship Books. Hours: Wed-Fri 10-5, Sat 10-3. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express. Number of volumes: 30,000.


C. Simpson Used Book Shop

West End Plaza
Rt. 209 Broadheadsville, PA 18322
Phone: 610-681-7717
Catherine D. Simpson, Sole Proprietor
General stock with emphasis in: Literature, Reference, Classics, Romance, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Westerns, Inspirational Fiction, History, Military, Science, Paranormal, Horror, Large Print, Self Help, Religion, Cookbooks, Biography/Autobiography, Science Fiction, Sports, Animals/Pets, Gardening, Crafts, Handyman, Business, Art, True Crime, Amish, Children’s, Young Adult, Antiquarian & Collectibles, Local Authors & Book Signing, DVDs and audiobooks, Trade-ins welcome for a discount on purchases.


David Foley, Sporting Books

7 Greycliff Dr
Dallas, PA 18612
Phone: 570-255-4940
David Foley
Angling, Fishing, Hunting, Archery, Firearms
2500 Volumes, by appointment only
Appraisals, search service


Now and Then Books
56 South 4th Street, (corner of 4th & Broad)
Emmaus, PA 18049
Phone: 610-966-3114
Thomas Christian & Dennis Corcoran
We perform searches and appraisals. Inventory is computerized
and shelved for easy access. An amazing selection of trade paperbacks and hardbacks covering all subjects. Collectibles and signed editions in stock, with a well stocked literature/classics room. If traveling west, take I-78 to Lehigh St. exit. Turn left on Lehigh St. Follow Lehigh Street to Main Street, Emmaus. Follow Main Street to 4th Street. Turn left on 4th, we are on the corner of 4th and Broad Street. Hours: Tues, Wed, Sat 10 am – 5 pm; Thu and Fri 10 am – 6PM. Volumes: 150,000+

Apport Used Books

12 S. 4th Street
Emmaus, PA 18049
Phone: 610-428-8994
Ben Roylance
Specialties of the store: With a focus on the esoteric, the vintage, the strange, and a nice selection of classic and general stock, Apport is a destination for any lover of interesting books. Specializing in UFOs and the paranormal, occultism and mysticism, poetry, literature, art, psychology, nature, espionage, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and collectible paperbacks.
We offer a great balance of rare and hard to find titles alongside more affordable obscurities and new obsessions.
Hours of operation: Closed Monday/Tuesday, Wednesday 12-6, Thursday – Saturday 10-6, Sunday 10-4.


Sellers Books
65 Broadway
Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
Phone: (215) 514-6443
Randall Sellers. Small but well stocked indie bookstore in historic Jim Thorpe since 2008. Curated selection of fiction and nonfiction includes children’s/YA, literature, poetry, history, philosophy, religion, nature, mystery, sci-fi, graphic novels and more. New inventory weekly.

Open Thursday 11-5, Friday 11-7, Saturday 11-7 Sunday 11-5, Monday 11-5, Tuesday/Wednesday by chance or appointment. 6,000+ volumes


Saucony Book Shop
71 Mill Creek Road
Kutztown, PA 19530
Phone: 484-646-9097
Brendan D. & Meredith M. Strasser.  Pennsylvania, PA German, Americana, art and architecture, exploration and travel, history, literature, modern firsts, pop culture.  Rt. 222 north from Kutztown, left on Long Lane Rd.,1.9 miles to second stop sign, stone and frame structure on corner.  Our browsing inventory is housed in a cozy two-story barn and lean-to adjacent to an historic creamery nestled along the Mill Creek in northeastern Berks County.  Offering a full range of gently used, rare, and antiquarian books, with many volumes of scholarly merit and an unabashed emphasis on the quaint, the curious, and the utterly obscure.  Appraisals, search service.  Hours: By appointment, by chance April-November, closed winters.  Number of books: 20,000+.

Firefly Bookstore

271 West Main Street
Kutztown, PA 19530
Phone: 484-648-2712
Owners: Matthew Williams / Rebecca Laincz

Now in our 7th year of business! Re-located to a bigger store in 2017, we now have almost 3000 square feet of space for over 65,000 new and used books and other material. You can relax, read, and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee in our sitting area. We are located in the heart of downtown with limited parking in the rear and nearby lot and street parking.

We have carefully curated a large collection of favorite authors and topics, including large sections of children’s books, general fiction, sci-fi, mystery and thrillers, religion & metaphysics, cooking, history and biography. We have a selection of antiquarian titles and fine bindings. We pride ourselves on having something on almost any topic!

We also carry a fantastic collection of new and used games & puzzles. Other specialties make us an area destination. Our large section of books for younger readers are popular with local families and students. We also carry journals, toys, puppets, buttons, magnets, small gifts, note cards, family trees, and a large selection of calendars each year.

We also offer free gift wrapping, customer requests and special orders. We provide dust jacket covering for any of our books. We buy and trade books whenever the store is open. We hold regular in-store events, which include visiting and local authors, gaming nights, book clubs and open mic poetry. Subscribe to our email list or check on our event calendar page for upcoming events.

Audio books, Children’s, History, Military, Transportation, Biography, Science, Philosophy, Poetry, Metaphysics, Religion, Art, Crafts, Gardening, Cooking, Humor, Chess, Fiction/Sci-Fi/Mystery/Thrillers/Romance/Westerns

From 222 North or South, exit at Kutztown, follow signs to downtown/University. Cross street is Whiteoak.

Hours: Sun-Wed 11am-7pm, Thur-Fri 11am-9pm, Saturday 10am-9pm. Number of volumes: 60,000+

Appraisals by appointment, Search Service, Special orders, gift cards, gift wrapping, free local shipping on orders of $25+. We also offer shipping to prisons.


Bruce McKittrick Rare Books Inc.
43 Sabine Ave.
Narberth, PA 19072-1741
Phone: 610-660-0132
Bruce McKittrick or Andrew Gaub. Continental books, 1500-1800.
Hours: by appointment only. Number of Volumes: Approximately 300.


The Title Page, ABAA
1 Franklin Street
Rosemont, PA 19010
Phone: 610-527-1772
Website: &
Beverley Bond Potter. General Stock, with an emphasis on Humanities, Transportation, Art & Architecture. ½ block off Lancaster Pike, north of the Pike, opposite Rosemont Mall. We take all major credit cards. On the Septa R5 line, get off at Rosemont Station and walk the 2 blocks to our shop. Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm. Search service and special orders. Number of volumes: approx. 60-70,000.


Michael J. Toth, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB
3061 New Hill Way
Springtown, PA 18081
Phone: 610-346-7737, Fax: 610-346-8141
Michael J. Toth. Member of International League of Antiquarian Booksellers. Serving Book Collectors, Libraries for over 20 years. Literary First editions, Drama, Poetry,
PA History, History, Art, Photography, Mystery, Fiction. 6
miles east of I-78 Bethlehem/Hellerstown exit. Continue on
Rt. 412, to Springtown, left on New Hill Way.
Appraisals, Search Service. Hours: by appointment only.
Number of volumes: 20,000.


Carroll & Carroll Booksellers
740 Main St.
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Phone: 570-420-1516
George M. Carroll & Lisa A.K. Carroll. History,
Philosophy, Fiction. This store is new and used.
Routes 209 and 611 cross in front of store. From I-80, Main St. Exit for Stroudsburg, right at end of ramp (eastbound), OR I-80, Park Ave Exit, left at end of ramp to Main St., left at light (Rt. 611 West) ½ blk down on Main St. Appraisals by
arrangement with insurance or estate agent only.
Hours: Mon – Sat 10am-7pm. Number of volumes: 70,000+.

Central Pennsylvania


Liberty Bookshop
1 E. Park St
Avis, PA 17721
phone: 570-753-5201 or 570-220-2947
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Linda Roller. A large general stock, strong in
military, history, scholarly and fishing — lots of books for the
general reader, as well as the collector.
Corner of Brady St and Park, shop looks like a little country church.

Spend the night in the bookshop! Two AirBnB rooms available with 24 hour bookshop access Check us out on (simply use Avis PA as location).

USPAP compliant Appraisals for estate, insurance
and charitable donations, from appraiser with over 20 years experience.

Free National Search Service. Hours: Thu & Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-3pm and by appointment—just call! Number of volumes: 50,000.


Miller’s Store
730 PA Rt. 414
Blackwell, PA 16938
phone: 570-353-2258
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RuthAnne and Anne Miller. Used bookshop inside our General Store. Strong in Children’s books, including Little Golden Books, Children’s series along with Sporting, Hunting and Fishing. Located in the beautiful, wild Pennsylvania Grand Canyon. See us for Cabin Rentals and AirBnB, provisions for your adventure here, and ice cream! We provide a search service for out of print books. Open everyday 9 – 6:30 – Fri and Sat to 8pm. Number of volumes: 5000+.


The Bookery/Friends of Bosler Memorial Library
158 West High St.
Carlisle, PA 17013
phone: 717-243-3313
Friends of Bosler Memorial Library. Used books of all kinds – fiction, mystery, sci-fi, classics, children’s books, and more. Books are sorted by subject and are well organized. We also sell records, sheet music, CDs, DVDs, prints, current magazines, puzzles and seasonal handcrafts. We accept book donations – see the website for more information. ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE FRIENDS OF BOSLER LIBRARY. Located in the beautiful and historic East Wing of the library. Hours: Tues & Thurs 10am-7pm, Fri & Sat 10am-4pm. Closed if library is closed, and closed between Christmas and New Year. Number of volumes: 75,000

Army Heritage Center Foundation Museum Store
950 Soldiers Dr
Carlisle, PA 17013
phone: 717-258-1102 fax:717-258-1576
Manager: Heidi Nailor. The Army Heritage Center Foundation is a non-profit that operates the Museum Store at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center. The store sells new and used military history books including rare items. Discounts on books are available with Foundation membership. Hours: Monday – Saturday 10am to 4:30 pm; Sunday 12-5 pm
Higher priced books are listed on our website,


The Rock Top Book Shop and Bindery
1215 Old Route 30
Cashtown, PA 17310
Phone : (508) 835-4393 or (508) 835-4738
E-Mail :
Christopher Herbert & Drucilla Meany-Herbert
We are new to the Central Pennsylvania area, but have been in the bookselling business since 1985. Come and visit our 1878 shop, originally built as The Rock Top Hotel.
We carry mostly non-fiction titles. We specialize in out-of-print / used and rare books on the British Isles, Medieval & Renaissance History, Art & Architecture, Gardening, Cooking and Military History – with a strong emphasis on the American Civil War.
Also offering book binding and paper conservation / restoration services with over 20 years experience. Located just 8 miles / 15 minutes west of Gettysburg, Follow Route 30 to the blinking light at the intersection of 30 and High Street. Turn onto High Street, and when it ends, turn left onto Old Route 30. We are the 4th house down, on the left. Just down the hill from the Historic Cashtown Inn. Your GPS may default to “Orrtanna” rather than “Cashtown” – but that will still get you to us ! Open Tues – Thurs, 10-5. Other times by chance or appointment. We live here, so if we are home we are most likely open, give us a call ahead. Number of volumes : 8,000+


Northwood Books/Used and Rare Books-Fine Art
59 N Main St
Chambersburg, PA 17201
Phone: 717-267-0606
Ami Plessinger. Literature, Classics, Children’s, Romance, Mystery, Science Fiction, Pennsylvania History, Large Print, Westerns, Biographies, and more. Illuminated Manuscripts, 19th c. triple deckers and Fine Bindings.  Northwood Books has over 7 miles of gently perused rare and used books. Handmade bookmarks & cards– wing back chairs to relax in. Tome treasures await! Exit 16 W off of I-81 towards Chambersburg. 1.5 mi to 2nd Avenue. Turn right. 1 block to King’s St. Turn left. 1 block to Main St. Turn left. Northwood Books is ¼ block on the right.  Hours: Thurs-Sat 10am-5pm.. Appraisals, Search Service.  90,000+ volumes.


The Book House
5, 11 North US Rt. 15
Dillsburg, PA 17019
Phone: 717-432-2720
Larry & Joanne Klase. Celebrating 43 years! General line, hardbacks &
paperbacks, children’s series, vintage paperbacks,
mysteries, History, Cookbooks, sci-fi, first editions,
Civil War & Military History, and a sideline of
Matchbox and Hot Wheels Die-cast cars. Halfway
between Harrisburg & Gettysburg heading South
on US Rt. 15. Appraisals & search service. Hours:
Mon-Thu & Sat 10am-5pm, Fri 10am-6:00pm,
Sunday by chance or app’t Number of volumes: 25,000+.


Eagles Mere Bookstore
Rt. 42, General Store Building
PO Box 394
Eagles Mere, PA 17731
phone: 570-525-3792
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Peggy S. Martin. Fine new, used and rare books bought
and sold. Art books a specialty. Route 42 North to Eagles Mere. Search Service. Hours: mid-June to Labor Day, Daily 10am-5pm. September to May: Thursday – Sunday, hours vary. Search service. Number of volumes: 35,000.


Cupboard Maker Books
157 Enola Rd., Rts 11&15
Enola, PA 17025
Jason & Michelle Haring. Hardbacks and Paperbacks in Mystery, Horror, Supernatural, Paranormal, Science Fiction, Romance, Classics, Fiction, Military,
Biography, Westerns, Religion, Philosophy, Natural History, Young Adult , Children’s and History.
Frequented by Squeekie the Bookstore Cat and Annika the Reluctant Bookstore Cat
1.8 mi. south of I-81 on Rts 11/15 across from train yard entrance– 10 minutes from Harrisburg. Hours: Mon – Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 11am – 5pm
Number of volumes:125,000.


Wert Bookbinding, Inc.
9975 Allentown Blvd. (Rt.22)
Grantville, PA 17028
Phone: 800-344-9378/ 717-469-0626
Fax: 717-469-0629
E-mail: &
Kathryn E. Wert. Bookbinding, printing and rebinding. Full service bookbinder.  Family owned and operated since 1960, we serve libraries, booksellers, printers, and individuals.  Hand bookbinding – rebinding in leather & cloth, book restoration & rebinding of family & personal Bibles. Library bookbinding – rebinding books, hardcover binding of magazines & paperback books, special hardcover bindings – theses, minutes, bulletins, hymnals, etc.  Short –run printing & binding – Hardcover & Softcover. I-81, Exit 80, S on 743 to Rt22 intersection. Left at light, ¼ mi on right. Hours – 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday thru Friday.


RAC/Yesteryear Antique Center
441 Pine St.
Hanover, PA 17331
Phone: 717-637-1612 Home: 717-309-6625
Anne Muren & Robin Smith. Mysteries, Children’s, Military, Science Fiction, Nature and Science, Transportation, Westerns, Regional, Foreign Language, Cooking and Needlepoint, Fiction, Religion, Antique References, and General Stock. We have added 2 new spaces here! Plenty of parking. From the square in Hanover, take Rt. 194 south to West 116 (High St.). Turn right onto High St and go 4/10 mile to Pine St. Left on Pine St. to stop sign. Yesteryear is on your right. Limited search service. Hours: Daily 10am-6pm. Volumes: 15,000+.


The Bookworm Bookstore
West Shore Farmer’s Market (2nd level)
900 Market St. (main street of Lemoyne)
Lemoyne, PA 17043
Phone: 717-657-8563,Toll free 866-760-BOOK
Samuel G. Marcus, General stock with emphasis in Literature, History, Military, Religion, Cookbooks, Science Fiction, Sports, Biography, Philosophy, Art, Collectibles, Sciences…and we now offer a full service custom framing & matting service.
Hours: Tue & Sat 9am-2pm, Fri, 9am-4pm. Appraisals, Search Service.  Number of volumes: 65,000.


Graybill’s Old & Used Book Barn
555 Kreamer Ave
Kreamer, PA 17833
Phone: 570-374-1085 Fax: 570-374-2850
Eric & Diane Graybill. Childrens Series, History, Pennsylvania, Military, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Romance, Religion, Nature, Westerns, Audio, Sports, Biographies, Art, etc. 1000s of Paperbacks, Comics, and Records. Travel 6 miles West from Selinsgrove to Kreamer on Rt. 522. Large white house in the center of the village. Hours: Tue, Fri, Sat 9am-5pm, Wed & Thu 1pm-5pm, other times by chance or app’t. January thru March – call to make sure shop is open before making the trip—Barn is not handicap accessible. Number of volumes: 45,000+.


DogStar Books
401 W. Lemon St.
Lancaster, PA 17603
Phone: 717-823-6605
Proprietor: Brian Frailey
General stock of better books with strengths in scholarly, antiquarian, collectible and children’s books. A large, attractively designed shop that makes book browsing a pleasure. Directions—Intersection of W. Lemon and N. Charlotte 4 blocks east of the Franklin & Marshall campus. Appraisals and Search Service. Hours: Tues – Sat 10am–5 pm, Mon 11am-3pm, Sun by chance. Number of Volumes: 40,000.


Paperback Exchange
829 State Street
Suite 1000
Lemoyne, Pa 17043
phone: 717-761-2430
Name of Owner: Kari Eckenrode

Paperback Exchange is a family bookstore in business since 1982. We carry a large selection of used and new paperbacks in over 25 genres. We are committed to serving you and your reading needs.

All of our used books sell for 50% off the listed price.

Customers bringing in books to trade will receive 20% of the cover price in trade credit to use towards the purchase of used books.

New books sell for 20% off the cover price. We offer a New Book Club Card. Purchase 12 new books and get 1 free!

Directions to Shop: From interstate 81- Take the Enola exit onto 11/15 South. Continue for approx 6 miles the turn right onto Market Street. In 1/2 mile make a slight left onto State Street. Paperback Exchange is 1/3 mile on the right.

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 10 am – 5:30 pm
Thursday 10 am – 7 pm
Saturday 10 am – 4 pm

Number of Volumes: over 150,000


Mondragon Used Bookstore
430 Market St.
Lewisburg, PA 17837
phone: 570-523-1540
Sarajane Snyder

Mondragon Books is a community-supported bookstore in charming downtown Lewisburg. Our high-quality used books selection focuses largely on literary fiction and poetry, social studies of all sorts, arts, the home economy, the political economy, health, DIY skills, nature connection, and other books that foster knowledge and power to the people. For more information about events and specials, please follow us on instagram and facebook @MondragonBookstore.

At Market Street and Front Street, one block from Susquehanna River.  Hours of operation: Wed-Fri 11am-7pm, Sat & Sun 11am-4pm. Closed Monday & Tuesday.  ALSO! We now have a second location at Roller Mills Antiques in Lewisburg, specializing in history and pre-1950s books. It’s open 7 days a week from 10-5 at 517 St. Mary Street. 

Number of volumes: 10,000.


Grumpy’s Books
413 N. Front St.
Liverpool, PA 17045
Phone: 717-525-9196
Grumpy’s Books is on Facebook!

Michael Mioff. Shop is in an old mill from 1881, now getting renovations to better serve you! Used books – Hardback & Paperback- Science Fiction, Mystery, Romance, History, Children’s, Fiction.

Hours:  Mon, Thurs, Fri, Sat, 11am-7pm Sunday 11am-5pm. Due to work on building, calling ahead is advised until November 2019. Number of volumes: 35,000


Book Nook

2082 East Winter Rd
Loganton (Eastville) PA 17747
Phone: 570-725-2405, ext. 1 (leave message)
Daniel and Emma Kauffman
Strong in history, Pennsylvania, older fiction, children’s series books, A general used and out-of-print shop, well organized. Close to I-80 from Jersey Shore and Loganton exits. Open many time Monday-Saturday (NO Sunday Sales). If we’re here, we’re open, best to call. Annual sale is 1st Friday/Saturday of June. Number of volumes: 8000-10,000.


Mechanicsburg Mystery Bookshop
6 Clouser Rd
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Phone: 717-795-7470   Fax: 717-795-7473
Deborah Beamer. Specializing in New and Used Mystery, Spy, Thriller and Horror. 2 miles west of Mechanicsburg’s Town Square (Main & Market) on Trindle Rd.  Turn left into Clouser Rd and immediately right into our parking lot (Note: Main St in Mechanicsburg is also Trindle Rd. once outside of town)  Hours: Wed 12-8pm, Thurs & Fri 12-6pm, Sat 12- 5pm.  Closed Sunday (except for events) Mon & Tues.


C.A.Spotts, Bookseller
Cackleberry Farm Antique Mall
3371 Lincoln Hwy East
Paradise, PA 17562
Cell phone: 717-333-6053
Cynthia A. Spotts. At this location for 19 years. General stock with special emphasis on History, Military, Americana and Children’s. Collectible – both newer and older stock. On Rt. 30, 6 miles east of Rockvale Square Outlet Mall in Lancaster, PA. Open 6 days a week, 9:30am – 5pm. Closed Tuesdays.


Forefathers Book Shop
121 East Main St
Rebersburg, PA 16872
Phone: 814-404-0506
Keith Bierly. American Political History – and Biographies. Forefathers Book Shop is intended to provide books on America’s rich history. While the primary focus is American Political History, we have thousands of biographies in Sports, Music, Entertainment, Journalism and the Law. We have biographies of all 44 presidents. Directions: Rt. 192 between Centre Hall & Lewisburg – 28 miles from Penn State, 32 miles from Bucknell. Hours: Mon – Sat noon – 6:00pm. Search service, 35,000 volumes.


Webster’s Bookstore & Café
133 E. Beaver Ave.
State College, PA 16801
Handicap entrance on Humes Alley
Phone: 814-272-1410
Elaine C. Meder, owner. Webster’s is a general second hand bookseller with daily turnover of stock. Large sections of fiction, SF/fantasy, mystery/thriller, as well as many academic level titles across many categories. Located just blocks from the main gates of Penn State, Webster’s is a community gathering place, bursting with over 80,000 books with a large selection of vintage vinyl and a cafe featuring organic coffee, tea and local foods. A full listing of events on our website. Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30am – 8:30pm; Sat/Sun – 8am – 6pm


From My Shelf Books & Gifts
7 East Avenue
Wellsboro, PA 16901
Phone (570) 724-5793
Email from_my_shelf@
Website –
very active presence on facebook /wellsborobooks
Kevin Coolidge & Kasey Cox. Diverse cross-section of new and used books. Strong children’s and young adult sections. We also have great recommendations in sci-fi and fantasy; history; literary fiction; mysteries and thrillers; and items of regional interest. We carry fun gifts for those with a slightly odd sense of humor. Approximately 20,000 books & gifts in stock any time. Directions to shop: On Rt. 6, just a few hundred feet from the famous Wellsboro Diner. We have our own parking lot, on East Ave. Sponsor of annual BookFest in mid-October. Host to several free community events each month, and home of local children’s series, “The Totally Ninja Raccoons.” Check website or facebook for seasonal hours


The Otto Bookstore
107 W. 4th St.
Williamsport, PA 17701
Phone: 570-326-5764
Katy Nassberg & Isak Sidenbladh
Established in 1841, the Otto Bookstore is America’s oldest independently owned bookstore, offering a selection of new and limited remaindered books from the heart of downtown Williamsport. Knowledgeable staff provides book recommendations, search service and speedy special orders of books in print. The Otto Bookstore hosts local authors and book signings, provides free gift wrapping, free delivery in Williamsport, and ships anywhere in the US via USPS or FedEx at cost. Hours: Mon & Fri 9am-8pm, Tues-Thurs & Sat 9am-6pm. Closed Sunday.


York Emporium
343 W. Market St.
York, PA 17401
Phone: 717-846-2866
Jim Lewin. General Multi-Dealer shop
Multiple dealers. Off street parking. Hours: Wed, Thurs, and Sat – 10AM to 6PM; Friday 10AM to 8PM and Sunday Noon to 6PM. Search service.
Number of volumes: 200,000+. We have a selection of small collectibles,
antiques, comics, records. Check
(click on PA) for our 3 major book sales.