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


The pull of the stage.  Many have felt its compulsion.  And its impact is much reflected in the printed word... Drama.  Theatre.  Tragedy.  Comedy. All are represented in today's list.

Tavistock Books offers 40 Select items, all having some trappings of the theatre & performance.  While our man Dickens will dominate, certainly other times & individuals will be found, from the 17th C to the 20th, with prices ranging from $37.50 to $2250.  Some items unique, others just uncommon.  All collectible. 

To peruse the list, click on the 'Select Acquistions' link to the left.

Should you have any questions about the material listed therein, or other items you may find on our site, please email either vjz@tavbooks.com or msp@tavbooks.com.  

We hope you enjoy browsing our latest monthly offering.

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