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March 25th, 2015 • Posted in Bookstores

Huge Flash Sale: 80% Off Antiquarian Books, March 25 & 26 Only

Not to be missed opportunity to acquire some beautiful, valuable books at huge discount. This just in from Stephen Johnson

From now until 11:59 pm on Thursday, March 26, 2015 (North Carolina time), Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC offers 80% Off all items priced from $50 to $500 and 35 % Off all other items listed on our site.

[While our site has a Sale List category, please do not click it as the books are not listed there.]

Terms:  The above discounts apply only to items listed on, and  to purchases made at, and not to purchases made at ABE, Biblio, or on any other site.

Please Note:  The prices shown on our site do not include the above discounts.  Unless the Buyer requests that the price(s) be adjusted on our site prior to his or her purchase(s), we will apply the applicable discount(s) when we process the ordercharging the Buyer’s card only the list price less the applicable discount(s), plus shipping.

If you desire to pay by PayPal, please first place your order and then request a PayPal invoice.

Please Also Note:  Although the automatic email sent to the Buyer upon placing an order will state the undiscounted price(s), no charge will be made to the Buyer’s card until we process the order after we apply the applicable discount(s).

Here is a link to our site:

Payment is due at purchase. Items are returnable for a refund as long as we receive notice of the return within 3 days of Buyer’s receipt of the item, and then receive the item in the same condition as delivered to Buyer within 15 days of its delivery to Buyer.

The Discounts offered in the in this email may not be used in combination with any other discounts.

Unless otherwise specifically stated, all books are first printings of the first editions for the country of origin and, of course, are subject to prior sale as well as to being placed on hold for a potential Buyer’s consideration.  Orders sent to an address in North Carolina will be charged the applicable sales tax.

Photographs in addition to those on our site are available on request.  For most items, additional photographs are posted on ABE and on Biblio, but only purchases made at our Allington Books site will receive the Flash Sale discounts.


Please email us at with any questions you may have.
June 26th, 2014 • Posted in Bookstores

Evidence of craftmanship in New Haven, Connecticut

Next time you’re in New Haven, Connecticut, do your self a favour: in addition to visiting the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, drop in on William Reese Company. Not only will you see some gorgeously bound


bindings,  if you look downward – you’ll also see evidence of another master craftsman’s


on hand.

Be sure to call ahead though…Bill’s shop is By Appointment Only.

June 22nd, 2014 • Posted in Bookstores

Old Books & Fresh Eggs for Sale

This from BOOKRIOT’s Literary Tourism series:  ”Another awesome x 1000% bookstore is Mad Dog and Pilgrim, about three hours northeast of Laramie ‘Wyoming] in Sweetwater Station (if you blink you’ll drive through it). A sign at the edge of the road reading, “Old Books Fresh Eggs For Sale,” is the only advertisement for this antiquarian bookshop housed in a renovated, climate-controlled barn. The place is HUGE, with thousands of used and rare books, and the owners know their stuff. They’ve sold rare books to Buckingham Palace, Oxford and Cambridge University libraries, and serious collectors around the world. The bookstore also houses the owners’ collection of antiques and their menagerie of cats, dogs, chickens, llamas, sheep, goats, and the occasional misanthropic moose.”


mad dog and pilgrim sign
Sign for Mad Dog and Pilgrim Bookstore.
Photo by Brad Christensen via Wyofile.


June 9th, 2014 • Posted in Bookstores, Buenos Aires

Video: El Ateneo Bookstore – Buenos Aires

June 9th, 2014 • Posted in Bookstores

Video: Rizzoli Bookstore farewell walkthrough

June 4th, 2014 • Posted in Bookstores

Bookstore Photo of the Day


Check out the Literary Tourist listing here.

June 3rd, 2014 • Posted in Bookstores, Buenos Aires

Video: The El Ateneo Bookstore in Buenos Aires

June 3rd, 2014 • Posted in Bookstores

Used Book Buying: Behind the Scenes at a Used Bookstore

May 28th, 2014 • Posted in Bookstores

Used Bookstore Photo of the Day

Somewhere on the road from Ottawa to Orillia, Ontario. Closer to the latter. 

May 26th, 2014 • Posted in Bookstores

Bookstore photo of the Day

Addymans Books, Hay-on-Wye, Wales. Click here for the LT review.