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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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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.)
500.00 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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Proceedings on the Occasion of the Dedication of the Monument on the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Paoli Massacre, in Chester County, Pa., September 20, 1877
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Tice, Warren K.
150.00 USD


German Ersatz Bayonets: 1. A Concise Illustrated History of the Emergency All-metal Designs, 1914-18
Carter, Anthony
65.00 USD


Chickenhawk [SIGNED]
Mason, Robert
50.00 USD


New Illustrated Atlas of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania [Facsimile Reprint of 1876 Edition]
Davis, F. A.
100.00 USD


Atlas of Northampton County, Pennsylvania from Actual Surveys by and under the Direction of D. G. Beers
Beers, D. G.
40.00 USD


North American F-86 Sabre [Crowood Aviation Series]
Curtis, Duncan
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Centennial History of Catasauqua, Pennsylvania 1853-1953
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10.00 USD


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7.50 USD


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Sanders, Ed
10.00 USD


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McAlmon, Robert; Robert E. Knoll (editor, commentary)
25.00 USD


The Letters of William S. Burroughs, 1945-1959
Burroughs, William S.; Oliver Harris (editor, intro.)
9.95 USD


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Poe, Edgar Allan, Charles Baudelaire, Stephane Mallarme, Paul Valery, J. K. Huysmans, Andre Breton; Raymond Foye (editor)
5.00 USD


Mack: Driven for a Century
John Heilig
20.00 USD


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Rosenquist, R. G.; Col. Martin J. "Stormy" Sexton, USMC (Ret.); Robert A. Buerlein
225.00 USD


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20.00 USD


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14.95 USD


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20.00 USD


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Anobile, Richard J. (editor); Groucho Marx (intro.); Richard F. Shepard (pref.)
10.00 USD


Hemingway: High on the Wild
Arnold, Lloyd R.
14.95 USD


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Ginsberg, Allen; Michael Kohler (editor)
9.95 USD


Ernest [Ernest Hemingway]
Buckley, Peter
10.00 USD


The Awakening
Chopin, Kate
10.00 USD


I Remember Pennsy [Pennsylvania Railroad]
Wood, Don
14.95 USD


Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy
Kennedy, Jacqueline [Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis]; Caroline Kennedy (fwd.); Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. (interviews); Micahel Beschloss (intro., annotations)
9.95 USD


Railroads of Eastern Franklin County [Railroads of the Cumberland Valley, Book 1] [SIGNED]
Watts, Randy
20.00 USD


Bernese Mountain Dog: A Comprehensive Guide to Owning and Caring for Your Dog
Harper, Louise
10.00 USD


The Canterbury Tales: An Illustrated Edition
Chaucer, Geoffrey; Nevill Coghill (adaptation to Modern English); Melvyn Bragg (fwd.); John Wain (intro.)
14.95 USD


The Gas Station
Witzel, Michael Karl
7.50 USD


The Hemingway Women
Kert, Bernice
10.00 USD


The Pat Hobby Stories
Fitzgerald, F. Scott; Arnold Gingrich (intro.)
6.00 USD


A Moveable Feast [Scribner SL 260]
Hemingway, Ernest
7.50 USD


In Our Time: Stories [Scribner SL 56]
Hemingway, Ernest
5.00 USD


The Beautiful and the Damned [Scribner SL 90]
Fitzgerald, F. Scott
5.00 USD


Taps at Reveille [Scribner SL 274]
Fitzgerald, F. Scott
9.95 USD


Dinner with Tennessee Williams: Recipes and Stories inspired by America's Southern Playwright
Gilbert, Troy, and Greg Picolo with W. Kenneth Holditch; Poppy Tooker (fwd.)
10.00 USD


The Joyful Christian: 127 Readings
Lewis, C. S.
5.00 USD


Remember Reno: A Biography of Major General Jesse Lee Reno
McConnell, William F.
10.00 USD


 
 


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