October 6, 2008

Where Are the Best Civil War Bookstores?

It's safe to say that readers of this blog live throughout the four corners of our country and even outside the US. So as a community service to our fellow Civil War book lovers and bibliophiles, let me pose this question: What are the best used bookstores in the United States when it comes to the Civil War books? Open shops only – no mail order. Hopefully, I’ll get enough responses so that everyone will learn of one or two to keep in mind during future travels. My favorite has to be the Abraham Lincoln Bookshop in Chicago.

5 comments:

Harry said...

I'll nominate Wonder Books in Frederick, MD - they also have an outlet in Hagerstown.

Paul Taylor said...

Harry, that's a good one. I don't recall them having a lot of unusually old or rare titles, but a huge stock of more recent stuff at very fair prices.

Paul

Anonymous said...

Paul & Harry,

I visited Wonder Books in Hagerstown. Perused the shelves after a rainy visit to Monocacy.
Very enjoyable!.

But I'm kinda partial to Acorn Books in Columbus, Ohio.

Mike Peters

Paul Taylor said...

See how great this works! I'll be in Columbus on Wed. and will check Acorn out!

Paul

Anonymous said...

Paul,

There are occasional jewels availabe at Half-Price Books. Found a first edition of Bushong's Ol' Jube, autographed by the author, at less than $10. Also recently bought a mint set of Cozzens' "Eyewitness to the Indian Wars" seriesfor about 1/3 retail.

Mike Peters