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

 
 THE SUMMER's WINDING DOWN . . .
This index/welcome page updated 14 SEPTEMBER 2021  . . .    
other pages, variously . . .
   
 OurNEWEST ARRIVALS were
updated  17 SEPTEMBER 2021 Click at top left! 

   
~ PRB&M ~
AUTUMN APPROACHES! & PRB&M
IS OPENING AGAIN!

~ YOU'LL BE WELCOME HERE AT THE ARSENAL! ~
~  OPEN BY APPOINTMENT, WITH PLEASURE  ~
~  GENERAL  “OPEN HOUSE”  MOST  SATURDAYS  12–4  ~

WE'LL BE KEEPING YE “OLDE”
*OPEN HOUSE*
pointing handEVERY 
SEPTEMBER SATURDAY
AFTERNOON
THIS YEAR
. . .
. . . NOON TO 4  on the
4TH,  11TH, 18TH, & 25TH . . .
. . . RSVP!

Our Summer Garage Sale will continue to be an available amusement,     
weather permitting, for guests attending each late-Summer,
September Open House . . .

PLEASE SEE BELOW THE FEATURED BOOK
for COVID-era rules & reassurances . . .
the recital is regrettably lengthy,
but it's important!


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!



PRB&M's 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.  
All PRB&M'ers are fully vaxxed & the City, while urging masking for all indoor events,
now permits us to allow patrons
unmasked access with proof of vaccination.
We are delighted to be able to
welcome fully vaccinated visitors to come unmasked to
our now fully re-establishedOPEN HOUSES!
~ which we expect to run asall-vaxxed gatherings for the foreseeable future.

(As some visitors and staff elect anyway to wear masks, it's been
a pleasure both to see friends' faces *&* to see some
very snazzy masks these last few weeks!)

Please plan to show your card or send an image of it ahead,
so that you, those of us serving you, &
our other guests may all enjoy this freedom together
at a trulyOPEN OPEN HOUSE
!

Or, to plan aVISIT by INDIVIDUAL appointment,
   PLEASE CLICK HERE
.

We do NOT presently require proof of vaccination
for such thoroughly uncrowded visiting by
one person or two or three,
but if visiting patrons' status is
“unvaxxed or unknown,”
masking will be required
for all present
.
Once you're here, you'll find lots of books,
plenty of secure and easy parking,
*&* a warm, late-summer welcome!



Meanwhile,
Visit us REMOTELY . . .

 

 

 

 

 

 

Start here
with our


NEWEST ARRIVALS

Or, start here with a catalogue of our ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUES



  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
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 yet another sort of remote book-looking ~      
CLICK HERE to see the
newest “issue” of
Twenty for Tuesdays
NOW #34

~ 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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David Szewczyk & Cynthia Davis Buffington
Principals (LLC)     

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