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SPRING? ~ Sprung?
This index/welcome page updated 16 MAY 2021  . . .    
other pages, variously . . .
   
 OurNEWEST ARRIVALS were
updated  8 JUNE 2021 Click at top left! 
~ PRB&M ~
PRB&M
IS OPENING ITS DOOR AGAIN!

OUR 19TH-CENTURY BUILDING was designed when cross-ventilation was no afterthought.
It is large and airy; the bookrooms are spacious.
And the porch, with its white rockers, is perfect for outdoor socializing
between browsing bouts . . .      
There are links & notices below as to books, but FIRST:

ALL PRB&M'ers are now fully vaxxed & beyond eager to welcome
others in that fortunate category
by individual appointment ~ PLAN, please,
to give us24 hours' notice.
We will promptly send you the necessary directions & delight
in the chance to prepare for you! 
(Booklovers not yet fully vaccinated will need for the time being to give us
48 hours' notice & to expect that more conservative masking protocols will be in place, but visits may even so be arranged.)

To initiate VISITING plans with us,
   PLEASE CLICK HERE!

 THEN, on 11 June 2021, Philadelphia will lift
ALL PRB&M
-relevant restrictions
except for just a few relating to
indoor masking
!
OUR TRADITIONAL
SATURDAY OPEN HOUSES
offering books, snacks, *&* biblio-fellowship
will be REESTABLISHED, therefore,
starting PROMPTLY at noon
& continuing until 4, on
   12 JUNE 2021
   


Please click toRSVP! 
for the RE!OPENING!! 
OPEN HOUSE!!!
 

& please click HERE to receive updates,
as plans for this surely
will “evolve” . . .


Meanwhile,
Visit us REMOTELY . . .

Starting here
with our


NEWEST ARRIVALS

Or, start here with a catalogue of our ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUES



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!



MAY
IS ASIAN AMERICAN
&
PACIFIC HERITAGE
MONTH . . .

& here is an illustrated catalogue recognizing that celebration.


  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 . . .

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



  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.


For excellent remote book-looking ~      
CLICK HERE to see the
newest “issue” of
Twenty for Tuesdays
NOW #31

~ 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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TO:   rarebks@prbm.com

David Szewczyk & Cynthia Davis Buffington
Principals (LLC)     

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