Antiquarian, Rare, Collectable, Current


Nancy Johnson Bookseller is forty years old!  What changes there have been in the book and paper world, both in antiquarian books, new publications and ephemera.  Bricks-and-mortar book shops closed their doors as the "jungle" called Amazon appeared and selling sites for the average consumer popped up.  When my business started, “ephemera” was primarily a British term and the Americans rarely used it.   Now it is part of every collector’s vocabulary.  Change...we live with it every day.



We prefer to be an in-person bookseller, and the largest share of our sales are at Book Fairs and Antiques Shows throughout the West.  My other company, Nancy Johnson Events, produces Book Fairs and Antiques Shows.  We are pleased to be one of the Fair producers who keep the "in person" events prosperous.

Nancy Johnson Bookseller does sell online, currently with Biblio.com.  We anticipate developing a new web-site in 2021.

Our inventory has also changed dramatically since 1977.   We stock almost all out-of-print material, with the occasional in-print releases we cannot resist.  Books about Antiques, Decorative Arts, Pop Culture and Ephemera  continue to have the largest share of our inventory, but you’ll find surprises while shopping our sites.

We look forward hearing from you!  email or phone us 650.773.4824 with any questions or ‘wants’.  “Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” (Mark Twain)