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.

May 25, 2022
Bookseller Sam Wenger runs a business called Three Geese in Flight Celtic Books, and he specializes 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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May 25, 2022
In November 2021, the warehouse of Berwyn Books was destroyed by fire - 400,000 books were lost. Within two months, a new bookselling business called the Berwyn Bookshop had been launched with the help of the local community.
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February 28, 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
February 10, 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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By Richard Davies
February 10, 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
February 10, 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 specializes in rare and illustrated books.
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By Colin Laird
July 29, 2021
Tokyo - the world's most populous metropolis with 35 million inhabitants - has endless attractions ranging from food to historic temples and unique architecture. To the delight of bibliophiles, Japan's capital also boasts numerous bookstores.
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June 22, 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.
June 15, 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
June 03, 2021
Thousands of easy-to-find bookshops are concentrated in the great cities of the world, but these used bookshops, which sell on AbeBooks, are truly off the beaten path from Alaska to Australia.
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June 03, 2021
The AbeBooks.com website went live in 1996. To celebrate our 25th anniversary, we are saluting the booksellers who have sold with AbeBooks since 1996.
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June 03, 2021
You won't find a better selection of rare and antiquarian booksellers anywhere. Look through our directory to find a bookseller specializing in an area that interests you most.
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