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Argonaut Book Shop

 
The Argonaut Book Shop specializes in fine and rare books, manuscripts, prints and autographs dealing with the history of California and the American West. We also buy and sell good books in many other subject areas including Pacific Voyages, Cultural Art, General Americana, Literature, and Western Private Press Books.
Address: San Francisco, CA, 94109    
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The Argonaut Book Shop was founded in 1941 in the middle of the financial district of San Francisco by Robert D. Haines. The Argonaut was a founding member of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America and is also a member of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers. The shop is located near historic Union Square in downtown San Francisco and is open six days a week.
Books we offer:
- Reference books on Western American History. Bibliographies and other reference works are necessary for the understanding of particular subject areas. We offer some of the classic reference works for the collector of California and Western Americana.
- New books and reprints of classic Western American History. Many original editions of the classic titles of California and the West are not only very obscure but to some collectors, priced beyond a particular budget. We offer reprints of some of the classic titles on California and Western Americana.
- Rare books and original editions in a variety of subjects. The Argonaut Book Shop handles many other kinds of books beyond California and the West. We offer a sampling of titles of some classic California and other Western Americana as well as books in other areas of interest.
The Argonaut Book Shop provides a variety of services to our customers, including the appraisal and purchase of estates, consignment agreements, bookbinding and restoration, and professional consultation. We also provide expert witness testimony within our area of specialty.
- Purchases. We actively purchase fine books and entire libraries in all fields. We also purchase, maps, prints, photographs, manuscripts, and ephemera.
- Consignment. If you wish, your single rare items or entire collections can be sold by us on a consignment basis. For a set percentage of the final selling price, the Argonaut Book Shop will handle the evaluation and sale of your material. All contract paperwork, insurance, etc. is provided.
- Appraisals. We provide accurate written appraisals of single titles or entire collections for estate or tax purposes.
- Bookbinding. Bookbinding and restoration services are provided. We work with some of the best binders in the area. Turnaround is usually less than thirty days. Bookbinding and restoration is labor-intensive. We provide initial consultation with you on the work to be done.
- Expert Witness. Our services as an expert witness have been utilized in court.
 Consultation. We will be pleased to consult with you about building your collection. Where and how do I begin? What titles do I add to my collection? What reference books do I need? What primary titles fit my collection? How do I store my books? We have been doing our job for over thirty years.
Visit the Argonaut Book Shop on your quest for desirable books, maps, prints, and manuscripts. It will be a wonderful adventure!

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786 Sutter Street San Francisco, CA, 94109

Website: Argonaut Book Shop  The Argonaut Book Shop specializes in fine and rare books, manuscripts, prints and autographs dealing with the history of the American West.

 

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