About Us

Tavistock Books, a shop of 15000 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.

Collection Development & Book Appraisals are other services offered by Mr. Zoschak. We always wish to purchase books such as those you see offered on this website, from individual volumes to entire libraries. Please call to discuss your needs & requirements.