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Catalogue #1: Glimpses of China

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Our Outlets

In addition to taking great care in selecting old books, manuscripts, and images, we’re also picky about giving you an excellent purchasing experience. That’s why we sell through outlets with 24/7 access, secure payment facilities, excellent shipping, reliable sales policies, and genuine customer service.

Shop our main store on ebay

The majority of our collection — antique books, manuscripts, and maps — is showcased at our eBay store. There, you can buy easily, and your order gets our immediate and personal attention. You’ll always get a note from me confirming your order.

Stock your personal rare book library

ABE Books is where the best independent booksellers list their books. Libraries, bookstores, and avid readers all use ABE Books as a primary source of rare book discovery, and that’s why we’re proud to have our online shop under their umbrella.

We’re also Amazon sellers

Although our emphasis is antique books, when we’re in the field, we occasionally run across newer items that are signed and often collectible. We sell these contemporary finds on Amazon.

We Buy Books

We’re interested in buying older, collectible, and signed books in good condition, as well as old manuscripts, albums of photographs, journals and diaries, and other historical material. Our special interests include travel and exploration – particularly Asia, Africa, Alaska and the Northwest, and travel narratives related to history and Americana. We appreciate attractive leather-bound and decorative volumes. We limit our travel to view private libraries to within Western Washington State at this time.

Timbuktu Books

Seattle, Washington USA