Correspondence welcome in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, & French.

IT'S HUZZAH! HERE AT LAST . . .
This index/welcome page updated 1 OCTOBER 2020. . .    
other pages, variously . . .
   
 OurNEWEST ARRIVALS were
updated 22 OCTOBER 2020 Click at top left! 
~ PRB&M ~
PRB&M
IS  SET TO OPEN THAT DOOR AGAIN!

Philadelphia has moved cautiously to GREEN” status,
& although PRB&M's traditional Saturday Open Houses
offering books, snacks, *&* biblio-fellowship
must wait for happy reestablishment,
we are now able MOST JOYFULLY to return to inviting your
VISITS BY INDIVIDUAL
APPOINTMENT
.

We can plan at first to entertain only a person or two or one household at a time.  Masks will be de rigueur indoors, & the ritual handwashing that once was a precaution taken on behalf the books will now be part of the program more for the sake of ye humans ~
~ but the books, the books, the BOOKS!
will be hereEXACTLY AS ALWAYS ~
    more or less panting for your company!?

Quite seriously:  Our 19th-century building is large and airy; it was built when cross-ventilation could not be an afterthought.  The bookrooms are spacious.  And the porch, with its rockers now set on
 BLUE X'es six neat feet apart,
is perfect for outdoor socializing between browsing bouts.

Furthermore, ourSummer Garage Sale
will be an available feature, weather permitting,
to all our LATE
-summer visitors . . .


Plan, please! to give us at least 24 hours notice.
Plan, please, to tell us what will make   
YOU comfortable here . . .
RSVP! 

Meanwhile . . .

What was once called the   
PRB&M
“CYBERSHOP”
is OPEN for

your kind clicks & browsings ~
YOU CAN
START HERE
!
        

PLEASE SHARE US!            
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As always!   You can CLICK the multi-colored link       
  or the picture below to see      
an illustrated description of our current . . .


NOTABLY NIFTY OFFERING

 

 New pictures let regular visitors know when there's a new book or manuscript to click to.
If you would like us to send you the link directly    
by e-mail, each time, we can do
so . . . just ask!

Or reviewTHE GALLERY  of Featured Books . . .
there are remarkable things to see there!



Then!
BROWSE @ PRB&M BY  TOPIC . . .
OR LANGUAGE OR CENTURY. . .
The GREEN button below takes you to
our full, always-evolving

  CATALOGUE of WEB CATALOGUES . . .
. . . with a mere Selection showing here on this page . . .

POST-1820 AMERICANA click here
  PRE-1820 AMERICANA  — click here     
Illustrated Books click here
PROVENANCE click here
  China click here
   Literature click here     PHILOSOPHY click here 
Natural History click here   Books about Books click here
Children/Education/Children's Books click here
HERBALS click here    Evidence of Readership click here
Commerce/Finance/Trade click here Native Americana click here
Medicine — click here  Ireland/Irish click here Cookery click here  
Greek & Latin Classics click here MEXICANA!click here
Music & Dance click here Books in German click here
Books in French click here Books in Italian click here
Bibles, Testaments, & Bible Scholarship click here

   General Religion click here    
Judaica/Hebraica click here     Rare Catholica click here
Scotland/Scotsclick here  Manuscriptsclick here
 
CHAPBOOKS click here 
Womenclick here Human Rightsclick here
16TH Century Booksclick here  17TH Century Booksclick here
18TH Century Booksclick here
   Collected PRESSES click here    

AND  SETS!click here.
See also!      
BINDINGSBINDINGSBINDINGS
(most very giftable!)    
—  click here
        

For our
ANTIQUARIAN   
GENERAL MISCELLANY
,

Just click the BOOKSHELF picture . . .
  And you can CLICK
to view QUANTITIES of our stock not yet
(and sometimes never to be) in our illustrated catalogues.
You can also sort your finds by author, title, or date;
and you can ask just to see
OUR 25 NEWEST POSTINGS.

Or, SEE THOSE   
        NEWEST POSTINGS
          right from here . . .


For excellent remote book-looking ~      
CLICK HERE to see the
newest “issue” of
Twenty for Tuesdays
NOW #30

~ a short, highly illustrated, quickly browsable gathering of
some of our highlights with links to yet more.
If you'd like to receive notice of further such lists as they appear,  click HERE.
These books seek “forever homes”
& they deserve them!





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