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, for additional information, and/or to discuss your requirements.

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

Uncommon Survivors


A word that these days usually calls to mind the myriad of television series built on the theme.  But here on the good ship Tavistock, by survivor, we refer to those pieces of bibliophilic flotsam that we’ve found swirling in backwater eddies of a forgotten used bookstore, or on the figurative beach of a flea market table.  And like a castaway that treasures such items washed ashore, to again be put to use, we have endeavored, in this catalogue, to bring these 35 uncommon items back to the forefront, giving them life & purpose anew.  


Select Acquisitions

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

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