About Us

Bartleby's Books specializes in Americana and general antiquarian material, including books, archives, manuscripts and ephemera. We have been exploring this material since 1984. It is a constantly engaging experience.

Bartleby's Books is a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America(ABAA). The mission of the ABAA is to promote ethical standards and professionalism in the antiquarian book trade, to encourage the collecting and preservation of antiquarian books and related materials, to support educational programs and research into the study of antiquarian books, and to facilitate collegial relations between booksellers, librarians, scholars, and collectors.

Bartleby's Books is also a member of The International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB). The League publishes and upholds a code of practice based on wide experience of all its national associations. The code is binding on all members. It is a mark of success of this code that disputes are rare. If disputes should arise, the League mediates, and its authority ensures that judgments are implemented.

We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover personal checks and Institutional Purchase Orders.

Shipping and handling is $15.00 priority mail for the 1st book, $2 each additional. Media mail is $8.00 for the first book, $2 each additional. Overseas orders billed at cost. Washington, DC residents add 6% sales tax.

All orders subject to availability. Shipments are made within 2 - 4 business days.