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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May Miscellany

May Miscellany

As I write this introduction to Tavistock Books’ latest FS list, the skies here in Reno are a vivid blue, nary a cloud in the sky, and temperatures are forecast to reach the low 80s later today.  I must admit, this is a quite welcome change compared to the weather experienced but just a month or so ago, when, to walk George & Ollie, I had to bundle up to stave off the wind & chilly conditions along the wetlands.  Yes, all in all, May is shaping up to be a lovely month.  And so too it is in the book world…  some lovely volumes have come my way, and forgotten treasures have appeared from boxes as the unpacking continues…   from these, I offer 20 titles of a diverse nature, hoping you too find can, from this selection, brighten your May with some bibliophilic flowers.

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