SESSABKS



SESSABKS was founded in 2001, when we PRB&M'ers realized that we had, over our then-15+ years, already accumulated a NOTABLE QUANTITY of books and pamphlets printed after our “core stock” cut-off date of 1820, out of our usual subject areas, and/or of kinds NOT sensibly catalogued by our usual methods.

    Most wasIN ENGLISH and priced under $250
    typically, aLOT under.

 

                 
In fact we had in our old quarters at Conklin Street anentire floor of such slightly-accidental jollities, all more or less neatly arranged on shelving in “unfinished” but climate-controlled space, as in the picture above;  the challenge beingHow to MANAGE the stuff??  so that it overpowered neither our catalogues nor this website?   How to offer it effectively WITHOUT obscuring our identity as . . .



Into this headachy Muddle —          
“WHAT TO DO, WHAT TO DO?!” —         
strode OLDE ORIGINAL SHOPCAT SESSA
mrowring,
“Let ME handle it!”


To which we said gratefully,YES!
and so it began that
SESSABKS
“A Division of PRB&M”
came to offer our “stacks material”
via ABAA/ILAB
  ABE, & Biblio.

TWO IMPORTANT NOTES ON THIS:
1) Sessa's paws having never been CAMERA-COMPATIBLE,  his database offerings are traditionally unillustrated;  typically, his department cannot supply “custom” images.  His cataloguing is always simple Text-Text-Text — ONLY.

2) SessaBksDOES OFFER SOME items from PRB&M's regular stock — and IF these also appear at our own website, they're illustrated thereONLY.



PRB&M always invites its electronic visitors first to browse
SESSA'S PEOPLE'S BOOKS
via the firm's own
extensive & highly illustrated

  INDEPENDENT
website.
 
 
 
With books, manuscripts, & broadsides arrayed in nearly 200 illustrated catalogues organized by Century Language & Topic,
WWW.PRBM.COM
offers you a real sense of our regular, PHYSICAL
departments, “aisles,” & shelves . . .

& AFTERWARDS! please, yes,

Visit  SESSABKS via
database!
 

 

     Click here or use this link
always available on the navigation bar.

MOREOVER, we invite you to note that SESSABKS is not just virtual.  In our large, visitable premises at The Arsenal,  SESSABKS occupies part of our pantry (pamphlets, biography, cookery),  two enclosed porches (Americana, religion, some varieties of travel, art/antiques/“collecting,” Greek & Latin Classics),  an alcove off one main bookroom (books about books, LECs, publisher's cloth, “Giftables”),  and the entire back hall of the first floor (English/European history and culture, Spain and Latin America, and general Literature).

For photos & notes on
    how to arrange a visit, 
click here.

PRB&M WILL THANK YOU for EVERY STOP-IN —      
NOW, in SHOPCAT SESSA's
  TREASURED MEMORY.