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

On Reflection

Last fall, Kate & I issued a catalogue entitled Albums & Archives.  And while we considered it a ‘successful’ catalogue [i.e., we didn’t lose any money on the endeavor, and truth be told, actually made a few bucks on the deal], we were amazed [mystified?] why some of the neat material offered therein remained therein, not jetting off to a new locale.  Too pricey?  Lacking in ‘wow’ factor?  For whatever reason, the ‘hook’ just didn’t hook.  So, with that in mind, fast forward to today. On Reflection loosely reprises that Tavistock Books’ catalogue of 15 months ago: more albums & archives, some new, and some that have been reflected upon…  revised verbiage, revised price, revised somethingorother…


Select Acquisitions

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

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