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. 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 you have such books to sell, please contact the firm's owner, Vic Zoschak, regarding same.  Finally, please note, we do NOT offer a gratis appraisal service.

As a result of the Covid pandemic, Tavistock Books has transitioned to, primarily, an on-line only business model and the shop is now closed to the general public.  We welcome visits, on a 'by appointment' basis, by other members of the trade & established customers.  That said, please note, this website is open 24/7, and items so ordered will generally ship within 3 business days, if not sooner. 

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

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From the Alcove Case

From the Alcove Case

26 years in Alameda, and that time is coming to an end.  Over those 2+ decades, Tavistock Books has issued a goodly number of FS lists… with that in mind, as we prepare for our move on 26 March, this will be the last list originating from 1503 Webster Street.  And the material herein comes from our “Alcove Case”.  It is the case shop visitors would see to their right as they made their way into the shop, and the case I used to house some of my more interesting material.  Herewith are 15 items from said case.  I hope you too find them ‘interesting’.

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