About Us

Tavistock Books, a shop of 13000 antiquarian & collectible books, was established in 1989. The firm moved to its present location on Webster Street in Alameda CA in 1997. Subject matter found herein ranges from Americana to Zoology, from the 15th Century to the 21st. Firm specialities include Charles Dickens, Children's Serial Fiction & the History of Nursing. Fine condition is emphasized. While by-chance visitors can occasionally be accommodated, the shop is primarily open by appointment.

The firm's owner is Vic Zoschak, a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America, the Independent Online Booksellers' Association & numerous bibliophilic organizations such as the Grolier Club & the Book Club of California.

We always wish to purchase books such as those you see offered on this website, from individual volumes to entire libraries. Please call 510-499-5930 to discuss your needs & requirements.

Please note, we no longer offer collection development, nor Book Appraisal, services, except to well established clientele.