About The Old Book Shop

We specialize in Out of Print; Hard to Find; First Editions; Rare & Antique; or otherwise special Hardback Books in many subject areas. All dust jackets are covered with clear Brodart covers. All are carefully selected both for their content and condition. We avoid ex-library, book club and hurt books.

Please feel free to browse or search our catalog for that book you've always wanted. For your special subject area, please check under keywords. Please note that "Categories" are arbitrarily created by ABE and may or may not be accurate. Keywords, however, will be. Meet Samson, our mascot and logo.

We have been in business as an open shop since 1990, first in Independence, MO, then in Tubac, AZ, and are now back in Independence, MO! We now sell only online.

The Old Book Shop is a family business, originally operated by Barbara Young and her daughter, Bonny Moseley. Barbara has been working in the out-of-print field since 1987. Bonny began working at the shop while she was still in high school, and began working full time upon graduating from college. To further their knowledge of the old book field, Barbara, her husband David and Bonny have attended the AB Bookman Seminar in Colorado Springs.