Hammer Mountain Book Halls, ABAA

Hammer Mountain Book Halls, ABAA

841 Union St.
Schenectady, NY, U.S.A. 12308

Joined December 6, 1998

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About this seller

We ve been describing books scrupulously and packing them defensively (nearly always in boxes), for over 50 years, and we ve gotten pretty good at it. Specifically, we enumerate defects, even small ones; we never say "possibly" or " may have" : we look at the book and tell you what we see! That s simple professionalism. Our history: 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.

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Association Member

Members of these associations are committed to maintaining the highest standards. They vouch for the authenticity of all items offered for sale. They provide expert and detailed descriptions, disclose all significant defects and/or restorations, provide clear and accurate pricing, and operate with fairness and honesty during the purchase experience.
Seller catalogs

Numismatics and Silver and Gold

Among the 87 "Catalogues" into which our books are divided on ABE, are "Numismatics" and "Silver and Gold", in which fields we have recently bought a very good library.
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Terms of Sale

Payment by Paypal, Visa, Mastercard, U.S. check. Books may be returned within
thirty 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.

Shipping Terms

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.