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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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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.)
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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American Biography; or, An Historical Account of those Persons Who Have Been Distinguished in America, as Adventurers, Statesmen, Philosophers, Divines, Warriors, Authors, and Other Remarkable Characters [Vol. I + II, Complete]
Belknap, Jeremy
150.00 USD


Pride and Prejudice [Parts I + II, in 2 Volumes, Complete] [The Novels of Jane Austen, Volumes III and IV]
Austen, Jane; R. Brimley Johnson (editor); William Lyon Phelps (intro.)
75.00 USD


Reminiscences of a Very Old Man
Sartain, John (1808-1897)
14.95 USD


The Magicians
Priestley, J. B.
40.00 USD


A Summer in Skye
Smith, Alexander; W. Forbes Gray
10.00 USD


James Ensor: The Creative Years
Lesko, Diane
25.00 USD


Catalogue of Twenty Western Illuminated Manuscripts from the fifth to the fifteenth century from the library at Donaueschingen, the property of His Serene Highness the Prince Furstenberg [Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co., London, 21 June 1982]
20.00 USD


John James Audubon: The Birds of America [Sotheby's New York Sale 5279, 28-29 Jan. 1985]
14.95 USD


Decorative Printed Maps of the 15th to 18th Centuries
Skelton, R. A., b/o A. L. Humphreys
14.95 USD


Pictorial Guide to Pagan
10.00 USD


Storyville, New Orleans: Being an Authentic, Illustrated Account of the Notorious Red Light District
Rose, Al
9.95 USD


Last Go Round: A Real Western [INSCRIBED]
Kesey, Ken, with Ken Babbs
39.95 USD


The Arts of David Levine
Levine, David
25.00 USD


Reading the Dictionary Poems
Sylvester, William
20.00 USD


Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter [Mémoires d'une jeune fille rangée]
de Beauvoir, Simone; James Kirkup (transl.)
60.00 USD


Force of Circumstance
de Beauvoir, Simone; Richard Howard (transl.)
49.95 USD


The Ethics of Ambiguity
de Beavoir, Simone; Bernard Frechtman (transl.)
95.00 USD


The Dick [INSCRIBED]
Friedman, Bruce Jay
25.00 USD


Bavaria Sketch Book
20.00 USD


The United States' Almanac; or Complete Ephemeris for the Year 1844 . . .
Downes, John, and Freeman Hunt
25.00 USD


Aurora - Elgin Area Street Cars & Interurbans Volume 1: Fox River Division
Peffers, Hopkins Stolp
35.00 USD


Among the Elephants
Douglas-Hamilton, Iain, and Oria Douglas-Hamilton
7.50 USD


Blessed Assurance: A Moral Tale [#1050/2,000, SIGNED]
Gurganus, Allan
95.00 USD


Imaginary Friends
Lurie, Alison
20.00 USD


Catalogue of Books, Manuscripts, Photographs and Scientific Instruments Fully Described and Offered for Sale by Ernst Weil 1943-1965: Original Thirty-Three Catalogues Bound in Two Volumes [Catalogues of Ernst Weil, Bookseller] - Volume I: Catalogues 1-21 + Volume II: Catalogues 22-33/Index [Complete in 2 Volumes]
Weil, Ernst; Hannah Weil (biographical memoir); Stephen Pober (index)
95.00 USD


Les Accords Petain Churchill: Histoire d'une mission secrete
Rougier, Louis
20.00 USD


Imprimeurs Imaginaires et Libraires Supposes: Etude Bibliographique [Burt Franklin Research and Source Works Series #34]
Brunet, Gustave
20.00 USD


Early Indian Imprints
Diehl, Katharine Smith
60.00 USD


The Confessions of Nat Turner
Styron, William
25.00 USD


Kings Row
Bellamann, Henry
40.00 USD


Dunbar's Cove
Deal, Borden
250.00 USD


Theodore Roethke's Career: An Annotated Bibliography
Moul, Keith R.
10.00 USD


Herman Melville: A Reference Bibliography 1900-1972, with Selected Nineteenth Century Materials
Ricks, Beatrice, and Joseph D. Adams
19.95 USD


Sisters in the Resistance: How Women Fought to Free France, 1940-45
Weitz, Margaret Collins
10.00 USD


The Place of Bows: Exploring the Heritage of the Banff-Bow Valley, Part I to 1930
Hart, E. J.
10.00 USD


Discovering American Folklife: Studies in Ethnic, Religious, and Regional Culture [American Material Culture and Folklife]
Yoder, Don; Henry Glassie (fwd.)
95.00 USD


The Stories of Bernard Malamud [#217/300, SIGNED]
Malamud, Bernard
95.00 USD


Biographical Sketches of the Graduates of Yale College with Annals of the College History Volume V: June, 1792-September, 1805
Dexter, Franklin Bowditch
75.00 USD


Floods of Spring
Bellamann, Henry
20.00 USD


House of Mist
Bombal, Maria-Luisa
20.00 USD


The Wisconsin: River of a Thousand Isles [Rivers of America]
Derleth, August
25.00 USD


From New Haven to Madison in the Sixties and Other Madison Sketches
Shepherd, Jane Bushnell
9.95 USD


The Oranging of America and Other Stories
Apple, Max
20.00 USD


Under a Colored Cap: Articles Merry and Mournful with Comments and a Song
O'Casey, Sean
20.00 USD


Collected Novellas: Collected Early Fiction 1949-1964, Volume 1 [German and Austrian Literature]
Schmidt, Arno; John E. Woods (transl.)
20.00 USD


Her Letter, His Answer & Her Last Letter
Harte, Bret
10.00 USD


Degas [Collection: Palettes]
Rouart, Denis
39.95 USD


This Book-Collecting Game
Newton, A. Edward
14.95 USD


American Glass: Part One of the Choice Private Collection of William Mitchell Van Winkle, Rye, New York [American Art Association/Anderseon Galleries Sale No. 4106, 27 Apr. 1934]
20.00 USD


Ecclesiasticus, or The Wisdom of Jesus, the Son of Sirach
Hind, C. Lewis (intro.)
35.00 USD


 
 


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