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SAUCONY BOOK SHOP!




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 the winter holiday season.  
From January through March, we are closed to the public except for pick-up of customer orders.
Please contact us at least 24 hours in advance of your planned visit at info@sauconybookshop@com or 484-646-9097.
Note that while portions of our browsing barn are not equipped for those with mobility issues, we will gladly retrieve any books from our inventory for customer inspection in our home office, which is easily accessible from our parking area.


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

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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]
425.00 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
695.00 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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Catalogue of the Books Belonging to the Library of the Four Monthly Meetings of Friends of Philadelphia
295.00 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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Around the World in Eighty Days
Verne, Jules; George M. Towle (transl.)
450.00 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
1195.00 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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Whistle Stop: How 31,000 Miles of Train Travel, 352 Speeches, and a Little Midwest Gumption Saved the Presidency of Harry Truman
White, Philip
14.50 USD


A Greek-English Lexicon [New Edition, Revised and Augmented - 10th Edition]
Liddell, Henry George, and Robert Scott; Sir Henry Stuart Jones with Roderick McKenzie (revisions)
75.00 USD


The Helmut N. Friedlaender Library, Parts I + II [Christie's East, 23-24 April 2001]
40.00 USD


The Library of Abel E. Berland, Parts I + II [Complete in 2 Volumes]
Berland, Abel E.
29.95 USD


The Man Without a Country
Hale, Edward Everett; Richard Ellis (editor)
10.00 USD


Cane Curiosa: From Gun to Gadget
Dike, Catherine
95.00 USD


Mona Kuhn
Kuhn, Mona (photographs); Heather Snider (intro.)
19.95 USD


Mona Kuhn
Kuhn, Mona (photographs); Heather Snider (intro.)
20.00 USD


Echoes: A Vision of the American Southwest
Meziere, Jean
10.00 USD


Cabinet Makers and Furniture Designers [Great Craftsmen]
Honour, Hugh
10.00 USD


Rare Ancient Rugs: The V. & L. Benguiat Collection [Catalogue 3968 - 23 Apr. 1932]
25.00 USD


Leonardo da Vinci: Artist, Thinker, and Man of Science [Volume II]
Muntz, Eugene
50.00 USD


At Home in Fiji
Cumming, C. F. Gordon
40.00 USD


Investigating Gunpowder Plot
Nicholls, Mark
7.50 USD


Ancient Britons: How They Lived
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Cape Horn: The story of the Cape Horn region, including the Straits of Magellan, from the days of the first discoverers, through the glorious age of sail, to the present time . . .
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20.00 USD


The NBC Symphony Orchestra
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50.00 USD


Double Take - Premiere Issue (Summer 1995)
20.00 USD


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Baeder, John
14.95 USD


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Baumer, Robert W.
20.00 USD


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Wilcox, Robert K.
10.00 USD


Explosives in History
Wilkinson, Norman B.
10.00 USD


Henry William Stiegel and His Associates: A Story of Early American Industry
Heiges, George L.
20.00 USD


A Son's Journey: Uncovering My Father's Life As a Thunderbird [SIGNED]
Reyka, Michael E.
9.95 USD


A Different Valor: The Story of General Joseph E. Johnston C.S.A.
Govan, Gilbert E., and James W. Livingood
10.00 USD


Thunder Below!: The USS Barb Revolutionizes Submarine Warfare in World War II
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10.00 USD


Herk: Hero of the Skies
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14.95 USD


The Works of Robert Burns [Vols. I, II, III, IV, V - Complete in 5 Volumes (1835)]
Burns, Robert; The Ettrick Shepherd and William Motherwell (editors)
195.00 USD


Funfzig Unica: 50 Unique Books - 50 Livres Uniques 1472-1949 [Katalog XL]
50.00 USD


Words in Motion: Modern Japanese Calligraphy
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39.95 USD


Maillol
Rewald, John
40.00 USD


Bernard Quesnay
Maurois, Andre
75.00 USD


Boardman Johnson
Christ-Janer, Albert, with Arnold Blanch and Adolf Dehn
20.00 USD


The Human Figure in Motion
Muybridge, Eadweard; Robert Taft (intro.)
20.00 USD


The Unicorn Tapestries
Freeman, Margaret B.
25.00 USD


Saturn: An Essay on Goya
Malraux, Andre; C. W. Chilton (transl.)
35.00 USD


Some Strange Corners of our Country: The Wonderland of the Southwest
Lummis, Charles F.
25.00 USD


The Maximus Poems [Jargon 24]
Olson, Charles
25.00 USD


The Pantalette Doll
Beard, Patten
25.00 USD


Prints of Distinction - 1929
Sessler, Charles
50.00 USD


The Moon of the Caribbees and Six Other Plays of the Sea
O'Neill, Eugene
20.00 USD


Shrewsbury
Weyman, Stanley J.
10.00 USD


A Guide to the Collections of Stained Glass [Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Ceramics]
Rackham, Bernard
14.95 USD


Silent Spring
Carson, Rachel
50.00 USD


The Cockatoos: Shorter Novels and Stories
White, Patrick
14.95 USD


Four and Twenty Minds
Papini, Giovanni
20.00 USD


The Land of the Pueblos
Wallace, Susan E.
29.95 USD


A Tenderfoot in Southern California [SIGNED]
Yeslah, M. D.
20.00 USD


Life Before Man [SIGNED]
Atwood, Margaret
25.00 USD


What Men Don't Tell Women [SIGNED]
Blount, Roy, Jr.
25.00 USD


 
 


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