Collecting Delaware Books

Where to Buy Delaware Books

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Book Dealers

Bookshops seldom notify us when they go out of business. If you know a shop in the list below that is no longer operating or no longer carries old Delaware books, let me know. Contact John P. Reid

Baldwin's Book Barn. Very large stock of used and rare books, including Delaware books. 865 Lenape Rd., West Chester, PA. 610 696-0816 or e-mail

The Book Room. PO Box 84, Newark, DE 19715. Phone 302 368-5654 or e-mail By appointment. Catalogs issued. Specializing in American life and culture, household arts, technology, travel, self-help manuals, popular sports and amusements, trade cards, die cuts, ephemera. Delawareana includes books, pamphlets, trade cards, and paper ephemera.

Barbara's Antiques & Books. 5900 Kennett Pike, Centreville, Del. 19807. Located on Route 52, third building north of Buckley's Tavern. Look for "Antiques & Books" sign. Proprietors Barbara and Marvin Balick. Delaware and regional Americana, postcards, paper ephemera, photographs. 10-5 Monday through Saturday. Sunday 12-5. Phone 302 655-3055. Call anytime.

Colonial Roots, 17296 Coastal Highway, Lewes, DE 19958, Mon-Sat 10-5, 302-644-2798, E-mail:, Web: --- Publish and sell Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and New Jersey genealogy and local history books. We have reprinted Scharf's History of Delaware and retail the 3 volume set for $99.50. We also carry some used and out of print books in our store.

Doe Run Valley Books. General antiquarian stock with some books in most areas of out of print and rare books more books in the areas of the Brandywine illustrators, Delaware material, and Chester County also original art and illustration, maps and ephemera. 640 Baltimore Pike,Chadds Ford,Pa. 19317, 610-388-2826. E-mail Thursday-Sunday 11-5 Monday 1-5.

Rowland L. Hearn. Delaware books and milk bottles. 302 994-2036.

McMillanBooks. Newark, Delaware. Independent Online Booksellers since 2001. We offer strong customer service and a diverse selection of used and new books. Inventory added daily. Some signed Delaware material. Old Delaware cookbooks.

Kevin Moore, Lewes DE, at 302 645-7224. By appointment.

Oak Knoll Books. 308-310 Delaware Street, New Castle, Delaware 19720. Located in the historic district, near the library. Phone 302 328-7232. Our shop is open Monday through Saturday 9-5. We are the largest dealer in the world specializing in books about books. We also offer a large selection of Delaware books: history including local and church histories, DuPont Company, biography, and literature. Call or write for our free catalogs. Email: Web:

Unicorn Bookshop. Route 50, PO Box 154, Trappe, MD 21673. Phone 410 476-3838. 9:30-5 Monday through Saturday. 25,000 used and rare books on all subjects. Large stock of Maryland and Eastern Shore books and some Delaware. Also large stock of genealogy books.

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Bookshops seldom notify us when they go out of business. If you know a shop in the above list that is no longer operating or no longer carries old Delaware books, let me know. Contact John P. Reid

Auctions and Book Shows

Last updated 10-Apr-2017.

Singerly Paper Americana show is the most popular book and ephemera show in the area. Many Delawareana dealers sell there. It has been held at Singerly Fire Hall in Elkton MD the last Saturday in January for more than two decades.

Spring and Summer Chesapeake Postcard Fairs near Havre de Grace, MD and other locations. See for details.

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