Our latest listing, Catalogue 58: Carriage Books from the Collection of Deirdre H. Pirie, can be viewed under Catalogues & Lists. It offers over 170 books, catalogues, and ephemera from the 18th-20th centuries, many of them quite scarce. Thanks for looking!


Robin Bledsoe, Bookseller, has specialized in antiquarian horse books and art books since starting out as Blue Rider Books in 1973. We sell books from our shop near Harvard Square, at occasional shows, online, and by occasional catalogue.

Pretty or unusual bindings are the new focus of our Featured Items, below.

Many reasonably priced books in our shop aren't listed here, so please contact us if you don't see what you're looking for, within our subjects. When you're in the Boston area, we hope you'll visit our two book-filled rooms and find the book you want--or the one you didn't know you needed.

Please explore this site to order a book, plan a visit, check out our catalogues, buy a gift certificate, or discuss selling or appraising your books.  To receive email notice of our regular new arrivals, fill out "Topic Notification."  Choose "Art" or "Horses" from the drop-down menu.  (If you want to opt out later, just let us know.)  We look forward to hearing from you!

Art and Other Books

With our shop colleague H.L. Mendelsohn we sell out-of-print scholarly books and catalogues in the fine and applied arts, especially art history, architecture, graphic design, gardens, archaeology, photography, books about books, 20th-century children's books (many in French or German), and related fields. From time to time we carry books on other subjects, such the history of philosophy; please inquire.

more about our art and other books

Horse Books

We sell new, used, antiquarian, and rare books about horses and all equestrian subjects (except handicapping).  Our inventory is very large. We love to seek out the obscure, the uncommon, and the overlooked in all fields, from all periods, and in all languages.

more about our horse books

Featured Items

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