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 WELCOME TO THE SAUCONY BOOK SHOP

-- WE HAVE MOVED! --

 

Our new location is the historic Mill Creek Creamery: 71 Mill Creek Road, Kutztown, PA  19530 -- three miles northeast of the Borough of Kutztown.



We presently welcome browsers by appointment and eventually hope to have some open hours "by chance."
Please contact us in advance of your planned visit at info@sauconybookshop@com or 484-646-9097.

Our full inventory is on-line both 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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Despite a different address and availability, 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 of more than 15,000 volumes 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.  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 will be closed over the winter.  

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


  







 

 

 






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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
2400.00 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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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]
600.00 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 Bridge at Andau [INSCRIBED]
Michener, James A.
75.00 USD
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At the Back of the North Wind
Macdonald, George
300.00 USD
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The Song of Solomon
Raban, Zeev, "Bezalel," Jerusalem [Ze'ev Raban]
150.00 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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Queen Zixi of Ix, or The Story of the Magic Cloak [100th Anniversary Special Edition]
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25.00 USD


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40.00 USD


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20.00 USD


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12.50 USD


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20.00 USD


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10.00 USD


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10.00 USD


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25.00 USD


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25.00 USD


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35.00 USD


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5.00 USD


Pennsylvania German Dictionary: English to Pennsylvania Dutch
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25.00 USD


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Haas, George B. (compiler)
60.00 USD


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Kershaw, Ian
12.50 USD


Karen Kilimnik
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20.00 USD


Heidi
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20.00 USD


Na Buachaillí Dána: Cathal Ó Searcaigh, Gabriel Rosenstock agus ról comhaim seartha an fhile sa Ghaeilge [Na Buachailli Dana: Cathal O Searcaigh, Gabriel Rosenstock agus rol comhaim seartha an fhile sa Ghaeilg] [Cathie : Cathal O'Searcaig, Gabriel Rosenstock and comhaim -time role of the poet in Gaelic]
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29.95 USD


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Mac a' Bhaird, Proinsias
75.00 USD


An Stat versus Dugdale
Ua Maoileoin, Padraig
20.00 USD


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