Ephemera & Books. Lots and lots of books.
Andalusia Books is a collection of over 200,000 covering a wide range of items specializing in 19th and 18th c. illustrated books, chromolithos, Philadelphiana, rare anthropology, early hermeneutics, Natural history, first editions and signed items, Beat lit, '60's material, unusual occult, erotica and esoterica. We also have a vast collection of ephemera, art work (steel engravings, pouchoir, collotype), movie posters (of the 1940's - 50's) and a mass of important 19th c. bound periodicals (Oology to Archeology, Mathematics, Botany, Knitting), and 20th c. Art journals, Italian Fascist publications, etc., culled from Walter J. Johnson's liquidation, as well as a collection records, rock and jazz, including Boogie Woogie and BeBop '78s, And much more, just ask.
We are usually open on Sundays from 1 - 5pm, though please call first as this varies; and you may call for an appointment to browse.
Telephone # 215-531-3679
We have been collecting for thirty+ years in association with David L. Miller Rare Books, The Book Merchants, the Philadelphia's Riverside Book Fair and 30th Street Station Book Fair. In 1991 we purchased the business, name & stock of Samuel Kleinman's legendary Schuylkill Book and Curio Shop of 4207 Lancaster Ave., Phila. PA.
You may find more of our listings in our EBay store http://stores.ebay.com/Andalusia-Books ; Items in Andalusia Books store on eBay! if you see anything of interest you may call to inquire and buy directly at a discount. Thank you.
We are active buyers, single items and libraries, always seeking rare antiquarian books, botanicals, local history, leather, art and occult . Top dollar paid.
Appraisals available. Past appraisals provided for University of Pennsylvania, Morris Arboretum, Rosemont College, The Archdiocese, Prudential Insurance Company, et al
Andalusia Books is a home (parking in the rear), 1/2 mile North of Philadelphia, near the end of Frankford Ave, where Bristol Pike begins (10 minutes past Holy Family College, traveling north). If you visit us by bus, take the 66 or the 84 at Bridge & Pratt to its terminus at Knights Rd; a little bit of walking is involved.
"This is a real bookshop" - Studs Terkel
If you'd like to visit please call to make an appointment. -- email us using the link below, give a call, or visit the "contact" page to send us your query.
Thank you, come again soon.
-- Dave Miller, The Andalusia Bookman