Joshua Mann and Sunday Steinkirchner have been buying and selling books in New York City since 2003. They founded B & B from diverse academic backgrounds and their shared love of literature.
We buy and sell 19-20th Century English & American Literature, Signed & Inscribed Books, Modern First Editions, Poetry, Children's Literature, and Baseball. We perform book & library appraisals, and can coordinate bookbinding & repair services.
We have a particular interest in Presentation & Association Copies, 1920-40's Wartime Literature, Beat Generation Writers, Early American Poetry, Victorian Literature, the Bloomsbury Group, Shakespeare, Early 20th Century Children's Literature (Lewis Carroll, A. A. Milne, C. S. Lewis, and Beatrix Potter), Hard-Boiled Detective Fiction, and 19th Century Baseball Material.
MEET THE OWNERS
Modern American Literature,
Signed Material & Presentation Copies,
Sports & Science
Joshua has lectured on the value of signatures and author associations, and is a books and manuscripts appraiser at ABAA book fairs. Although literature is the heart of B&B, his clinical research background in Biology & Medicine has led to an additional focus in the History of Science and Medicine. Joshua is a New York City native, and his favorite book is The Picture of Dorian Gray.
Early Twentieth Century Literature,
Archives & Manuscripts,
Fine Bindings & Poetry
Sunday is the Chair of the New York Antiquarian Book Fair and Vice Chair of Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the ABAA. She was a keynote speaker at the York Antiquarian Book Seminar in England, and her appraisal skills were featured on Atlas Obscura. Sunday has a Master’s degree from NYU in Counseling Psychology. She attended Rare Book School at UVA, and was a Forbes Small Business Contributor. Her favorite book is Mrs. Dalloway.
Items of note include 1663 and 1685 Shakespeare Folios, Wuthering Heights in the original boards, and the fourth known dust jacket of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, as well as many important signed books and association copies: The Picture of Dorian Gray inscribed by Oscar Wilde, Tanglewood Tales inscribed by Nathaniel Hawthorne, a copy of Dracula inscribed by Bram Stoker to his adopted niece Lucy Clifford, and 22 books (to date) inscribed by Ernest Hemingway.
Terms of Sale
All items are guaranteed as described. Digital images of any item are available upon request.
Any item may be returned for a full refund within seven days of receipt and in the same condition as originally sent. Please contact us to initiate a return.
We accept all major credit cards, PayPal, Venmo, Zelle, money orders & cashier's checks, personal checks (may require up to one week to clear), bank wire transfers, and cash.
We ship with FedEx, UPS, and USPS. Standard mail within the US is FedEx Ground. Overnight shipping, 2-day shipping, and international shipping are also available. Orders are processed and shipped within 2 business days. Same day processing and shipping are available for rush orders upon request. All items are shipped fully insured at no additional charge
We offer complimentary gift wrapping on all orders. Additional gift bags, tote bags and cards available upon request. Please contact us if you have any specific requests. We look forward to making your gift extra special!