Bookstores

Visit bookstores around the world from the comfort of your own home. Discover AbeBooks' independent booksellers and their journey in the used and rare book business.

26 May, 2022
Bookseller Sam Wenger runs a business called Three Geese in Flight Celtic Books, and he specialises in books about Arthurian and Celtic mythology as well as medieval and mythic literature. For decades, he’s been inspired by the work of J.R.R. Tolkien.
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03 March, 2022
Celebrate these rare bookselling businesses owned and operated by women. Discover how these booksellers launched their careers and their advice to young women wishing to enter antiquarian bookselling today.
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By Richard Davies
18 February, 2022
Antiquariat F. Neidhardt is an antiquarian bookselling business based in Böblingen, Germany. Fritz Neidhardt started the firm with a bookshop in Stuttgart in 1953. Today, Max Neidhardt, Fritz’s son, runs the business, which specialises in rare and illustrated books.
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By Richard Davies
15 February, 2022
Steve Powell’s bookshop is located in Hulls Cove, a beautiful hamlet, on Mount Desert Island off the coast of Maine. On AbeBooks, Steve sells as the Mystery Cove Bookshop but his bricks and mortar store is called the Bar Habor Book Shop. Steve's sold used and rare books since the early 1980s and has a passion for mysteries.
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By Richard Davies
15 February, 2022
Moraine Books is a proudly Finnish antiquarian bookselling company that’s dedicated to bringing Finland’s culture and literature to an international audience. Located in Vantaa, near Helsinki, this family business offers used and rare books, including numerous books by Tove Jansson who created the Moomins.
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29 July, 2021
Our directory offers an A to Z list of booksellers who specialise in rare, collectable and antiquarian books.
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By Colin Laird
29 July, 2021
Tokyo - the world's most populous metropolis with 35 million inhabitants - has endless attractions ranging from food to historic temples. To the delight of bibliophiles, Japan's capital also boasts numerous bookstores.
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22 June, 2021
Even those immune to the magnetic pull of the smell of old books will stop dead in their tracks at the sight of these pretty AbeBooks bookstores, so before you step inside to bury your nose in a book, take a moment to enjoy the view from outside.
15 June, 2021
It's arguably the most famous road in the world. Route 66 - just saying those words makes you want to hit the road. But did you know there are many wonderful used bookstores along the way from Chicago to Los Angeles?
By Richard Davies
03 June, 2021
Booksellers in more than 50 countries can be found on AbeBooks. Thousands of easy-to-find bookshops are concentrated in the great cities of the world - but there are also countless sellers located in places that take some finding.
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03 June, 2021
The AbeBooks.com website went live in 1996. The company's four founders - Keith and Cathy Waters, and Rick and Vivian Pura - envisioned an online business that connected buyers and sellers, and made finding and buying used and rare books much easier. They were true ecommerce pioneers and their business model has stood the test of time.
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