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We are located at the historic Mill Creek Creamery: 71 Mill Creek Road, Kutztown, PA  19530 -- four miles northeast of the Borough of Kutztown.



We welcome browsers by appointment and occasionally "by chance" from April through November.  
We are closed to the public except for pick-up of customer orders from December through March.
Please contact us at least 24 hours in advance of your planned visit at info@sauconybookshop@com or 484-646-9097.


Most of our inventory is on-line here on our site and on all the book sites on which we list, including ABEbooks, Alibris, Biblio, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Blackwell's, and other affiliated sites.

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Relocated to our present site in 2015, we remain what we have been since we opened our doors in 2004, since we began on-line selling in 1998, and since we began selling used books -- as well as post cards, baseball memorabilia, and local historical ephemera -- all the way back in 1981: one of Pennsylvania's coziest and most discriminating used and rare book boutiques, featuring a thoughtfully curated collection of more than 20,000 volumes, selected one at a time for the discerning reader, scholar, and collector.  


The Saucony Book Shop, located near Kutztown, Pennsylvania, the heart of scenic rural Berks County, epicenter of Pennsylvania German folk culture (our shop specialty), offers a full range of gently used, rare, and antiquarian books, with many volumes of scholarly merit and an unabashed emphasis on the quaint, the curious, and the utterly obscure.

We make no attempt to be a general-service book shop. Our inventory is highly selective, individually chosen with discerning readers and collectors in mind from among the hundreds of thousands of books to which we have access annually at auctions, library and estate sales, and through individual scouts and vendors. We do not handle material that does not meet our expectations in terms of condition or interest to our specialized, idiosyncratic customers.

Our eclectic browsing inventory is housed in a cozy two-level barn and attached lean-to adjacent to a ca. 1888 creamery (our residence) in rural Maxatawny Township, just a few miles from Kutztown, Rt. 222, and I-78 at the confluence of three historic roads: Mill Creek, Siegfriedale, and Long Lane -- the latter established by the mid 18th century to haul virgin timber from the south slope of the Kittatinny Ridge to Philadelphia markets.

Shop hours: April through November, by appointment or chance; closed winters.  Whenever possible, please call or email at least 24 hours in advance to schedule a day and time.  We will do our best to accommodate casual browsers.  Because the barn is not heated, we are closed over the winter months.  

Selling antiquarian books of merit since 1981. Full search and appraisal services; always keenly interested in purchasing quality used books, whether by the piece or by the bushel.

Thanks for reading about us! Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.


Take a virtual tour of our book barn!


Still am I busy, books assembling,
For to have plentie, it is a pleasant thing,
In my conceit to have them aye at hand; 
But what they mean do I not understande.
     
-- Sebastian Brant, Das Narrenschiff (1494), as translated by 
        Alexander Barclay (spelling modernized) & printed by
        Pymson of London, 1509, as The Ship of Fooles

All that mankind has done, thought, gained or been, it is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of books. They are the choicest possessions of men.
     -- Thomas Carlyle

Everywhere I have sought rest and not found it, except sitting in a corner by myself with a little book.
     -- Thomas a Kempis


  







 

 

 






Featured Items
Historical Researches on the Wars and Sports of the Mongols and Romans: In Which Elephants and Wild Beasts Were Employed or Slain. And the Remarkable Local Agreement of History with the Remains of Such Animals Found in Europe and Siberia
Ranking, John
750.00 USD
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The Life and Exploits of the Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote de la Mancha . . . To Which is Prefixed a Life of the Author [Volume I]
Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de [Charles Jarvis, translator)
400.00 USD
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The Art of Painting in Oil, and in Fresco: Being a History of the Various Processes and Materials Employed, from Its Discovery, By Hubert and John Van Eyck, to the Present Time [Book Plate of Former U.S. Attorney General Henry D. Gilpin]
Merimee, M. J. F. L. [W. B. Sarsfield Taylor (translator, with original observations]
400.00 USD
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Railway Machinery: A Treatise on the Mechanical Engineering of Railways; Embracing the Principles and Construction of Rolling and Fixed Plant, in All Departments. Illustrated By a Series of Plates on a Large Scale [Complete in 30 Parts]
Clark, Daniel Kinnear
2000.00 USD
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A General History and Description of Townships and Township Lines, Within that Portion of the County of Lancaster, Which was, in the Year 1785, Set Off to Dauphin.Subsequently Taken from Dauphin.and Assigned to.Lebanon.Down to 1848 [Halifax Twp.]
250.00 USD
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Darkness at Noon; or, The Great Solar Eclipse, of the 16th of June, 1806, Described and Represented in Every Particular. Containing, also, an Explanation of Eclipses in General, and the Causes on Which They Depend
Newell, A.
375.00 USD
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A Treatise on Swaim's Panacea; Being a Recent Discovery for the Cure of Scrofula or King's Evil, Mercurial Disease, Deep-Seated Syphilis, Rheumatism, and All Disorders Arising from a Contaminated or Impure State of the Blood, with Cases Illustrating.
Swaim, William
395.00 USD
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A Dissertation on the Ancient Pagan Mysteries. Wherein the Opinions of Bp. Warburton and Dr. Leland on This Subject, are Particularly Considered.
[Towne, John]
250.00 USD
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Pierre et Gilles: La Creation Du Monde
Pierre et Gilles
225.00 USD
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Dufy [Galerie d'Estampes]
Laprade, Jacques de (intro.)
250.00 USD
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The Poky Little Puppy [Little Golden Books - in Dust Jacket]
Lowrey, Janette Sebring; Gustaf Tenggren (illus.)
200.00 USD
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Bulletin of the Historical Society of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania [Complete Run Vols. I - XXXV (1-35), 134 Issues 1936-2008 + Index]
Historical Society of Montgomery County
350.00 USD
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Takeoff [1st EDITION, Author's 1st Novel, INSCRIBED]
Kornbluth, Cyril M. [C. M. Kornbluth]
449.95 USD
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Instructions for the Care and Operation of Model A-I. and E. Hispano-Suiza Aeronautical Engines
250.00 USD
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Poems, Translated and Original
Ellet, Mrs. E. F. [Elizabeth Fries Lummis Ellet]
350.00 USD
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The American Sentaor. Or A Copious and Impartial Report of the Debates in the Congress of the United States: Including All Treaties, Addresses, Proclamations, &c Which Occur During the Present Session, Being the Second of the Fourth Congress [Vol II of 3]
Carpenter, Thomas
750.00 USD
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Lights and Shades of Ireland, in Three Parts: Part I. Early History. Part II. Saints, Kings, and Poets, of the Early Ages. Part III. The Famine of 1847 '48 & '49.
Nicholson, Asenath
500.00 USD
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An Antarctic Mystery [Le Sphinx des glaces]
Verne, Jules
750.00 USD
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A Treatise on the Management of Bees; Wherein is Contained the Natural History of those Insects; With the Various Methods of Cultivating Them, Both Antient and Modern, and the Improved Treatment of Them.
Wildman, Thomas
675.00 USD
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The Works of William Shakespeare in Fifteen Volumes [Vols. I-XV (1-15), Complete - #622/1,000 Edition De Luxe in Full Leather, Elaborately Decorated in Gilt]
Shakespeare, William; Howard Staunton (editor)
2500.00 USD
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Five Weeks in a Balloon; or, Journeys and Discoveries in Africa by Three Englishmen [2nd American Edition - Illustrated]
Verne, Jules, from the Original Notes of Dr. Ferguson; "William Lackland" (transl.)
450.00 USD
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Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion [Complete in 30 Volumes: Series I (1-27) + Series II (I-III)
Rush, Lieut. Commander Richard, and Robert H. Woods; Edward K. Rawson; Charles W. Stewart; C. C. Marsh; Hon. H. A. Herbert, Hon. Paul Morton, Hon. Josephus Daniels (Secretaries of the Navy during span of pubilcation)
750.00 USD
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At the Back of the North Wind
Macdonald, George
300.00 USD
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Catalogue of the Books Belonging to the Library of the Four Monthly Meetings of Friends of Philadelphia
295.00 USD
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Historical Sketches: A Collection of Papers Prepared for the Historical Society of Montgomery County: Volumes I-VII (1-7) Complete 1895-1925 [Montgomery County, Pennsylvania]
Historical Society of Montgomery County
200.00 USD
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Le Decameron [Limited - Edition de grand luxe]
Boccaccio, Giovanni; Francisque Reynard (transl., notes)
475.00 USD
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The Book Collector's Packet: A Miscellany of Fine Books, Bibliography, Typography and Kindred Literary Matters [COMPLETE RUN, Vols. 1-4 (1932-1946)]
Johnston, Paul (editor); Irvin Haas (editor); Lloyd Emerson Siberell (editor); Lawrance S. Thompson (assoc. editor); Lawrence Clark Powell, Lynd Ward, Harry B. Weiss, Melbert B. Cary Jr., Louise F. Barr, Ward Ritchie, Paul A. Bennett, Alyse Gregory
495.00 USD
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The Decoration and Furniture of English Mansions During the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries [XVII and XVIII Centuries, 17th and 18th Centuries]
Lenygon, Francis
85.00 USD
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A History of English Furniture: The Age of Oak.With Plates in Colour after Shirley Slocombe, and Numerous Illustrations Selected and Arranged by the Author
Macquoid, Percy, R.I.
95.00 USD
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The Coloured Ornament of All Historical Styles - Part I: Antiquity - With Coloured Plates from own Paintings in Water Colours
Speltz, Alexander
75.00 USD
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Reunion of the Dickinson Family, at Amherst, Mass., August 8th and 9th, 1883
Dickinson, M. F., et al.
350.00 USD
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Caledonia: Or, An Account, Historical and Topographic, of North Britain; From the Most Ancient to the Present Times: with A Dictionary of Places, Chorographical and Philological [Vol. I (1807) + Vol. II (1810)]
Chalmers, George
475.00 USD
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PROPRIETARY - COLONIAL PENNSYLVANIA MAPS SET: Pennsylvania Archives, 3rd Series, "Appendix I-X," Nos. 1-25 + (2) Additional
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
495.00 USD
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PROPRIETARY - COLONIAL PENNSYLVANIA MAPS SET: Pennsylvania Archives, 3rd Series, "Appendix I-X," Nos. 1-25 + (2) Additional
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
450.00 USD
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Fear of Flying: A Novel [INSCRIBED]
Jong, Erica
95.00 USD
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Around the World in Eighty Days
Verne, Jules; George M. Towle (transl.)
500.00 USD
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The Pennsylvania-German: Devoted to the History, Biography, Genealogy, Poetry, Folk-lore and General Interests of the Pennsylvania-Germans and their Descendants [Vol. I, No. 1 - Vol. XIII, No. 3 (1900-14) Complete in 110 Issues] [The Pennsylvania German]
Croll, Rev. P. C. (editor); H. W. Kriebel (editor)
750.00 USD
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The Miser's Daughter: A Tale [Vol. I + II + III, Complete; First Edition, A. Edward Newton's copy, Oak Knoll, with his book plates]
Ainsworth, William Harrison
750.00 USD
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Stranger in a Strange Land [1961 First Edition in Dust Jacket]
Heinlein, Robert
1200.00 USD
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Papers Read Before the Lebanon County Historical Society [Nearly Complete Run Volumes I-XIX / 1-19: 172 of 182 Issues, Most VG to Near Fine]
750.00 USD
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My Lady Nicotine: A Study in Smoke
Barrie, J. M.
750.00 USD
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Seventeen Trips through Somaliland: A Record of Exploration and Big Game Shooting, 1885 to 1893, Being the Narrative of Several Journeys in the Hinterland of the Somali Coast Protectorate...
Swayne, Capt. H. G. C, R.E.
750.00 USD
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The Making of an American [INSCRIBED Presentation Copy to William W. J. Warren, Stationer and Riis's Next-Door Neighbor in Richmond Hill, Brooklyn]
Riis, Jacob A.
895.00 USD
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Cleveland Indians Yesterday and Today
Trexler, Phil; Bob Feller (fwd.); Rick Manning (pref.)
14.95 USD


Old Ebenezer [INSCRIBED] - Opie Read's Selected Works
Read, Opie
40.00 USD


Music in the Five Towns 1840-1914: A Study of the Social Influence of Music in an Industrial District
Nettel, R.; Frank Howes (pref.)
10.00 USD


John Greenleaf Whittier: A Sketch of his Life with Selected Poems [#222/430]
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25.00 USD


Sometime [INSCRIBED Association Copy]
Smith, May Riley
50.00 USD


Leisure Hours in Town
Boyd, Rev. A. K. H. [Author of "The Recreations of a Country Parson"]
20.00 USD


Leisure Hours in Town
Boyd, Rev. A. K. H. [Author of "The Recreations of a Country Parson"]
20.00 USD


The Pathfinder
Cooper, J. Fenimore
20.00 USD


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The Critical Period of American History 1783-1789
Fiske, John
7.50 USD


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10.00 USD


Hitler: The Pathology of Evil
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10.00 USD


Echoes of Glory: Arms and Equipment of the Union + Arms and Equipment of the Confederacy [2 Volumes]
Editors of Time-Life Books
20.00 USD


Gods and Generals [SIGNED Easton Press Edition, full leather]
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Mrs. Rorer's New Cook Book: A Manual of Housekeeping
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20.00 USD


The Great Galveston Disaster, Containing a Full and Thrilling Account of the Most Appalling Calamity of Modern Times
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40.00 USD


Lolly
Chalmers, Audrey
35.00 USD


Annual Report of the Secretary of Internal Affairs of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, for the Year Ending November 30, 1896 [with "Detailed Description of Monuments on the Boundary Line between New York and Pennsylvania"
75.00 USD


Exploring Gypsiness: Power, Exchange And Interdependence in a Transylvanian Village
Engebrigtsen, Ada I.
19.95 USD


Fiftieth Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg: Report of the Pennsylvania Commission
Beitler, Lewis E. (secretary, Pennsylvania Commission)
30.00 USD


The County Fair
Tudor, Tasha
25.00 USD


The Rumford Complete Cook Book [1934 printing]
Wallace, Lily Haxworth
9.50 USD


Lowney's Cook Book [Revised Edition]
Howard, Maria Willett
20.00 USD


Larkin Housewives' Cook Book: Good Things to Eat and How to Prepare Them [4th Edition]
10.00 USD


Uncle Tom's Cabin, or Life Among the Lowly - Arranged for Young Readers, with 90 Illustrations [Altemus Young People's Library]
Stowe, Harriet Beecher
20.00 USD


Jukes -- Edwards: A Study in Education and Heredity
Winship, A. E.
25.00 USD


Watkins Cook Book
5.00 USD


The Year of Battles: or the Franco-German War of 1870-'71
Brockett, L. P.
25.00 USD


The Cocktails of the Ritz Paris
Colin Peter Field
10.00 USD


The History of the Lehigh Valley Railroad: "The Route of the Black Diamond" [SIGNED, #58/250]
Archer, Robert F.
60.00 USD


Sixguns: The Standard Reference Work
Keith, Elmer; Don Martin (pref.)
50.00 USD


Firearms in the Custer Battle
Parsons, John E., and John S. du Mont
14.95 USD


Instructions and Parts List for "Single-Six" Revolver
10.00 USD


Instructions for Operation and Care of the Remington Du Pont Models 721 and 722 Bolt Action Rifle [RE-5645 Rev. 11-1-52]
10.00 USD


The Rifle in America [Third Edition, with Supplement]
Sharpe, Philip B.; Julian S. Hatcher (intro.)
29.95 USD


Complete Guide to Handloading: A Treatise on Handloading for Pleasure, Economy and Utility [Third Edition, Second Revision]
Sharpe, Philip B.
45.00 USD


Smith & Wesson 1857-1945: A Handbook for Collectors [Revised Edition]
Neal, Robert J., and Roy G. Jinks
75.00 USD


Trails Plowed Under
Russell, Charles M.
10.00 USD


After Worlds Collide
Balmer, Edwin, and Philip Wylie
75.00 USD


On Liberty
Mill, John Stuart
600.00 USD


Brer Rabbit and the Tar Baby [Octopus Pop-Up Picture Stories]
20.00 USD


Custer's Luck
Stewart, Edgar I.
50.00 USD


The Only Western Town in the East [Shenandoah, Carbon County, Pennsylvania]
Gallagher, F. N.
20.00 USD


Austin-Healey 100 6 Series BN 6 and Series BN 4 from Car No. 48863 Owners Handbook [Austin-Healey 100-Six]
50.00 USD


Myra Breckinridge
Vidal, Gore
20.00 USD


The Hours of Catherine of Cleves
Plummer, John (intro., commentaries)
10.00 USD


Heidelberg Church, Heidelberg Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania: A History of the Church and Church Records, 1740-1978 [Cover Title: History of Heidelberg Union Church, Saegersville, (Lehigh County) Pa., Founded in 1740
Hollenbach, Raymond E.
75.00 USD


Tommy Carries the Ball
Renick, James, and Marion Renick
20.00 USD


Myster in Old Quebec
Jane, Mary C.
20.00 USD


The Secret at Shadow Ranch [Nancy Drew Mystery Series 5 - 1948 printing]
Keene, Carolyn
25.00 USD


 
 


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