During the month of July, the shop will not have set hours, and those wishing to visit would be best served by having an appointment. Contact Vic Zoschak at 510-499-5930 to arrange same.

Orders placed via tavbooks.com will be despatched with our usual prompt attention & efficiency.


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, Margueritte Peterson, 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.  

Select Acquisitions

Some interesting new Dickens items have come our way in the recent past, and we've selected some of those, along with a few from stock, to this month populate our website's SELECT ACQUISITIONS list.  

Click on the link to the left to see 25 pictured items, including a number of titles from Peterson's CHEAP EDITION FOR THE MILLION, to a couple nice framed engravings suitable for hanging, to a Reynolds pastiche of Master Humphrey's Clock, to books from the Inimitable's library, to a Dickens signed copy of Menken's INFELCIA.  
Prices range from $95 to $15,000.  
Please let us know if you have any questions.
Kind Regards,

Vic Zoschak

Margueritte Peterson
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