Welcome to Timbuktu Books
Specializing in antiquarian and collectible books and original material
find the books you love!
We are a small, owner-operated online antiquarian and collectible book business specializing in travel and exploration (especially China, other parts of Asia, Africa and far-flung areas of the world); the West and Northwest (because that’s where I live and love it); history of all parts of the world; Americana; mountaineering; military and war; and much more.
Fiction & Literature
I offer many types of fiction and literature, especially poetry, first editions, and signed works. I especially love handsome, old, leather-bound volumes, so you’ll find a fair number of those on my eBay site.
My inventory is eclectic as I am always finding new and interesting things. I’m particularly drawn to hand-written journals, old albums of photographs, or archives of material such as old letters that tell a story (particularly of far-away places or events). I’m always looking to purchase these.
Fast & Fair Shipping
Timbuktu Books does virtually all of its business online, so shipping is second nature. I ship daily (except Sundays and holidays) at the best available rates, and pack carefully so your book is protected and will arrive safely.
Find the ideal book, map, photograph, or manuscript.
Much of our collection is available for sale on ebay, where we typically list hundreds of items for you to browse. We invite you to visit our store.
Collectibles, autographed volumes, and “newer” old books fill our Amazon store. You can browse anytime here.
on our blog
Find brief tales of books we’ve recently discovered or sold. It’s a great way to whet your appetite for a “new” old book that brings you the joy of holding the past in your hands. Read about some of our books.
These are some of the titles we’ve acquired and sold lately, to give you a sense of what we handle. Visit our blog to learn more.
We’re always adding to our collection. Is there something you’d like us to find for you?
What our customers say
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“Rare book, interesting provenance, good price. Arrived safely in NY. Thanks!”