Correspondence welcome in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, & French.

   WHAT'S NEW . . .
This index/welcome page updated 3 DECEMBER 2014. . .    
other pages, variously . . .
   
 OurNEWEST ARRIVALS were
updated 17 DECEMBER 2014 Click at top left! 

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~  GENERAL  “OPEN HOUSE”  MOST  SATURDAYS  12–4  ~

WE'RE KEEPING OPEN HOUSE
EVERY DECEMBER SATURDAY 124

  except the 27th . . . RSVP!!        
Our toll-free number is now 888/960-7562;
          if you want to be SURE of getting memos on Open Houses,
please tell us!
For important
    notes on VISITING, 
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    BROWSE books by Language, Century, or TOPIC    
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Yes, we're planning a
MERRY CHRISTMAS!
While we're at it, a
HAPPY HANUKKAH & a
FINE NEW YEAR also!

 
 

     May the joy of ALL the bright & hopeful holidays
that light this time of year, be yours . . .

. . . & insofar as your season's joy may involve
gift-giving . . . we hope to help!
Virtually every PRB&M “clickable” offers special items
suitable to give to special people —
the possibilities are asVARIOUS as your recipients.






The PRB&M GIFTABLES CATALOGUE always offers a selection of items mostly under $150;
it is full of things that we believe would
emerge from gift boxes with particular panache,
and right now it offers many
books
withholiday themes . . .




For ourGIFTABLES catalogue
CLICK the blue link — or, any Holly Sprig or Snowflake on this page.


RIGHT NOW, our
“good used” & “medium rare”
SessaBks shelves offer more enjoyable, “giftable” books that
aren't databased (and
probably never will be)
than we've EVER had before.
They're just HERE for your finding . . .

 

Please call or email for an appointment & directions,
Or, plan to come by on a Saturday afternoon to enjoy snacks,
RARE BOOKS
*&*/orSessaBks.

For more on visiting, click here.
 


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Once you're here, you'll find lots of books,
plenty of secure and easy parking,
*and* a warm welcome.

BRING A FRIEND!
     





  As always!   You can CLICK the multi-colored link
  or the picture below to see      
an illustrated description of our current . . .

NOTABLY NIFTY OFFERING

 

 New pictures let regular visitors know when there's a new book or manuscript to click to.
If you would like us to send you the link directly    
by e-mail, each time, we can do so . . . just ask!

Or reviewTHE GALLERY  of Featured Books . . .
there are remarkable things to see there!





Then, whether with your own collecting
OR a beloved “giftee” in mind . . .
BROWSE @ PRB&M BY  TOPIC . . .
OR LANGUAGE OR CENTURY. . .

The GREEN button below takes you to
our full, always-evolving

  CATALOGUE of WEB CATALOGUES . . .

. . . with a mere Selection showing below . . .

OUR NEWEST CATALOGUE:  HERBALS   click here.
POST-1820 AMERICANA click here    
  PRE-1820 AMERICANA — click here     
Illustrated Books click here

PROVENANCE click here
  China click here
   Literature click here     PHILOSOPHY click here 
Natural History click here   Books about Books click here
Children/Education/Children's Books click here
Evidence of Readership click here
Commerce/Finance/Trade click here Native Americana click here
Medicine — click here  Ireland/Irish click here Cookery click here  
Greek & Latin Classics click here MEXICANA!click here
Music & Dance click here Books in German click here
Books in French click here Books in Italian click here
Bibles, Testaments, & Bible Scholarship click here

   General Religion click here    
Judaica/Hebraica click here     Rare Catholica click here
Scotland/Scotsclick here  Manuscriptsclick here
 
CHAPBOOKS click here 
Womenclick here Human Rightsclick here
16TH Century Booksclick here  17TH Century Booksclick here
18TH Century Booksclick here
   Collected PRESSES click here    

AND  SETS!click here.
See also!     
BINDINGS
BINDINGS BINDINGS
(
most very giftable!)    
—  click here
         

And for our ANTIQUARIAN   
GENERAL MISCELLANY
,

Just click the BOOKSHELF picture!

 
You can also CLICK!
to view QUANTITIES of our stock not yet
(and sometimes never to be) in our illustrated catalogues.
You can sort your finds by author, title, or date;
and you can ask just to see
OUR 25 NEWEST POSTINGS.

Or, SEE THOSE   
        NEWEST POSTINGS
          right from here . . .




 



Of course, CUSTOM
PRB&M E-GIFT CERTIFICATES
are available for
       CHRISTMAS  KWAANZA
HANUKKAH!
   SOLSTICE & NEW YEAR's

  — as well as Birthdays         
Anniversaries Graduations Housewarmings
   Retirements  Apologies & Tuesdays
!
  To consider a HOLIDAY
Gift Certificate, click here.
       

 FOR ITEMS BEING GIVEN as gifts we gladly provide
price-free descriptions & special wrapping or gift cards;
and following in the grand tradition established by
Sessa ye Olde Original Shopcat,
SHOPCAT BLAKE has expressed herself willing to arrange
flexible payment terms for those whose
gift-giving desires
challenge their immediate cash-flows.




               Ready for a breather from book-looking?  Read an
ADVENTURE in BOOKSELLING . . .                    
            [CLICK HERE]

OR!

For the Tale (or Tail) of how
our  subshop
SESSABKS came to be,
  Click here . . .





One. Last. Time. . . .
If you travel I-95 this Holiday Season
  do, DO think of visiting!

 (At Exit 27, you'll be within a
quarter-mile of us.)

Please call or email for an appointment & directions . . .
Or, plan to come by on a Saturday afternoon.
For (yet) more on visiting, click here!
 


  PBR&M ships domestically too
  Has PRB&M shipped books to
a country(wo)man of yours?
Or to your national library?

Click the globe, to find out!

PRB&M ships worldwide
$USD?   There's a CURRENCY CONVERTER on
our navigation bar, at left.




GO ON TO LEARN MORE ABOUT US . . .
(click here)
    
. . . but, oh, my! this needs to be updated!

 



 
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