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BIG BOOK SALE!!

After 37 happy years of welcoming many of you to our bookshop, my colleague H.L. Mendelsohn and I must close the shop at the end of the year because the building is being sold.  Otherwise, despite these challenging times, we wouldn't think of leaving!

All my books are now on sale on the website at 40% off.  Hunting books are 60% off.  No minimum, no maximum.  If you can come to the store and carry them away, the discount on horse books is 70% and the discount on art books is 50%.  Check, PayPal, or cash is preferred for the in-person shop sales.  Safety protocols are in place.  Limit of 2 customers per room.  (Harvey's books are also on sale in the shop, at 20% to 40%.)  New books will be added during the sale.

I'll continue to sell books and ephemera online, on a smaller scale and with a focus on older books and ephemera.  I also  participate in Marvin Getman's virtual book fairs, and I sell equestrian material on eBay, as pegasusbooks.  And though I can no longer handle special orders, large purchases, or consignments, if you'd like notices of new arrivals, please sign up to receive them (choose Art or Horse). From now on, these are the only customer lists that I'll keep.

Some of the books listed here aren't out on the shop shelves, so if you're planning to visit please let me know ahead of time if there are specific titles you're interested in. This way I can make sure they're out for you.  Also, many books in the shop aren't online, so it's worth coming in to browse. 

I hope you'll find something of interest, and thanks for looking!  And thank you for your loyalty during almost 50 years total of selling good art and horse books. 

PLEASE NOTE THE NEW MAILING ADDRESS: 1953 Massachusetts Avenue, #400194, Cambridge, MA 0214.

Horse Books

Serving the Well-Read Rider Since 1973

We sell used, rare, and selected new books about horses and all equestrian subjects (except handicapping).  We also carry ephemera (catalogues, pamphlets, magazines, programs, etc.); some prints and photographs; and a few books about hounds, livestock, and farming. 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.

We've supplied many thousands of books to thousands of collectors, libraries, and horsemen and women around the world.  We invite you to join them!

"A learned Arab has told us that paradise on earth is to be found on the back of a horse, in the pages of a book, and in the arms of one's beloved.  A book about horses should, then, rate as one and a half terrestrial paradises, at least." -- after George Gaylord Simpson

Art and Other Books

Specializing in Art History, Architecture, and Related Fields Since 1973

With our shop colleague H.L. Mendelsohn we sell out-of-print scholarly books in art history and architecture.  Our strengths are artist and architect monographs, 20th-century exhibition catalogues, prints and drawings, photography, classical archaeology, landscape and garden design, urbanism, decorative arts (especially 20th-century ceramics), book arts, and equestrian sporting art.  We also have some 20th-century children's books (many in French or German) and books on poetry, history, philosophy, and related fields.

For over 30 years art historians, collectors, architects, artists, students, and art lovers of all kinds have enjoyed our wide selection of reasonably priced books.  We invite you to join them!

"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." -- Picasso