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, 1-5, and Saturday, 10-5; browsers are welcome.
We've been members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of
American since 1977.
Since 1971 we have published a total of 45 paper catalogues, and we
expect to continue issuing them in the fields of Continental European
History, British History, French Literature, German Literature, and books
recommended in the ALA's list of Books for College Libraries. Our
catalogue stock is entirely fresh; we don't put it on the Internet until several
months after mailing the catalogue. All books still available from our
previous catalogues are listed on Advanced Book Exchange.
If you would like to receive our next catalogues in one of these fields, let us know, being
sure to specify your field of interest and include your
postal address (we have no electronic catalogues).
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.
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Payment by Paypal, Visa, Mastercard, U.S. check. Books may be returned within
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.
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