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Tavistock Books specializes in first editions, fine rare books & other related bibliographic material, with a special focus on Charles Dickens. New books arrive daily, please check with us should you not find the title you seek. Book searches are available for first editions in the subject areas you see represented here.

Customer satisfaction is guaranteed. The firm emphasizes fine condition throughout its stock. Collection development assistance, as well as book appraisals, are available services. The firm is always interested in purchasing books such as what will be found on this web site; whether it be individual volumes or an entire library. If Tavistock Books may be of assistance in any of these three areas, please contact the firm's owner, Vic Zoschak, or his assistant, Kate Mitas, for additional information, and/or to discuss your requirements. You may also join our mailing list.

Tavistock Books does not maintain set hours, however, if in town, we can generally found in residence, Tuesday through Saturday, with core hours of 10 am till 4 pm, though it is always best to call first, 510-814-0480, as we may be off buying books, or otherwise engaged elsewhere.  Visits outside these core hours may be arranged by appointment. 

Tavistock Books is a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America and the Independent Online Booksellers Association.

Latest Catalogue

New and Found: Recent(ish) Acquisitions

This, our most recent list, features newly catalogued material, either recently purchased -- i.e., the new -- or material that had been languishing on the book truck for ages, and recently found by Kate as she poked through it, occasionally asking with some incredulity, “Did you really buy this in 2006?!?” [Seriously, they weren’t all of that vintage….  some items were purchased as recently as a year ago.]  Hey, what can I say?  Some things just get set aside with the comment, “I’ll deal with this later.”  Now is later.  Enjoy.

Select Acquisitions

Watch for our new list of Select Acquisitions, coming later this week.

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