841 Union St.
Schenectady, NY, U.S.A.
Founded in 1971 by Wayne Somers, a former college library bibliographer, Hammer Mountain Book Halls began as a catalogue business specializing in out-of-print scholarly books. We chose the name for euphony and because we occupied the second-highest point in the county, the top of a 1,200 foot hill. Since 1981, we've also operated "W. Somers, Bookseller," a retail book shop with a constantly changing general stock of books not listed on the Internet. It's open Monday-Friday, 11-5, and Saturday, 10-5; browsers are welcome. We've been members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of American since 1977. We're also the publisher and sole source of the invaluable "Bibliography Finder for American Authors," by Wayne Somers and Ilse Pinkus, which you can buy for a pittance through Advanced Book Exchange. Farther down this page you will find two entirely separate systems of dividing our books by subject. The first, called "Catalogues", was created and is maintained by us. The second, listed under "Browse Hammer Mountain Book Halls," is called "Categories." It was created by ABE using computer programs which produce many stunning errors. We do not recommend using the Categories. Photo: Off on the daily Post Office run.
Among the 87 "Catalogues" into which our books are divided on ABE, is Nautical/Marine in which field we have recently bought a very good library.
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ten days if unsatisfactory. Customers within New York State will be
charged the sales tax charged in their locality. Wayne Somers, Hammer Mountain Book Halls, 841 Union
St., Schenectady, NY 12308. 518-3935266. Books@Hammermt.com.
Prompt worldwide shipping - same-day on weekdays. If your order is unusually heavy or oversized, and is not being sent by the cheapest domestic rate, we may have to contact you to let you know extra shipping is required. We never use Jiffy bags; we ship most books in new boxes.