About Us

Garrett Scott, Bookseller has been selling obscure and interesting books, pamphlets, broadsides, and manuscript material to collectors, libraries and museums since 1998. I maintain a select stock of books, pamphlets and ephemera in my warehouse-office in Ann Arbor. I issue several lists and paper catalogs year. You might expect to see early American social thought, popular medicine, unpopular literature, type and typography, and general antiquarian material all on offer. Sometimes I sell books at book fairs. I am always happy to quote material of interest, so please let me know what I can find for you.

I am also a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America, so you can buy with confidence knowing that I adhere to that association's code of ethics and that I stand behind the authenticity of every item I sell.

I am also a member of the faculty of CABS-Minnesota (formerly the Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar), an intensive one-week annual course in the basics of the antiquarian book and paper trade.

Rosicrucian barbers? Humanist doodles? See Garrett Scott deliver a five-minute talk at Ann Arbor Ignite 2 touching on both these topics -- but primarily discoursing on the challenges of selling antiquarian books in the digital age.

Why do you sell the kinds of books you sell?
You can watch a video oral history interview about my time in the book trade, conducted by the ABAA, which will tell you more than you need to know about my background. Or read my essay on collecting low-spots in literature from the collection of biblio-essays Book Talk: Essays on Books, Booksellers, Collecting, and Special Collections (2006).

As always, please feel free to contact us with any questions!

Garrett Scott, Bookseller
P.O. Box 4561
Ann Arbor MI 48106
USA
garrett [at] bibliophagist [dot] com