About Us

Lorne Bair Rare Books specializes in the history, literature and art of American social movements, including radical politics, civil rights, proletarian literature, and sundry related fields (a lengthy list of subject areas we cover can be found on our Search page). We’ve been full-time booksellers since 1996, and are members of the A.B.A.A. (Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America) and I.L.A.B. (International League of Antiquarian Booksellers).

Our sales are primarily through printed catalogs (currently 4 to 6 per year), at book fairs, and via the web. We welcome visitors, but our Winchester showroom is open by appointment only when we aren’t traveling, which isn’t often—if you wish to schedule a visit, please contact us in advance and we’ll do our very best to accommodate you!

We purchase books, art, manuscripts and ephemera in our specialty areas, whether individual items or entire collections. We also perform appraisals for estate or insurance purposes. If you have a collection you wish to sell, value or insure, don’t hesitate to contact us for advice. If we can’t help, we can often direct you to another professional who can.

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