About Us

Joshua Mann and Sunday Steinkirchner founded B & B when they moved to New York City after college. They have diverse academic backgrounds and a shared love of rare books and literature.

Joshua is a New York City native. He received a degree in Biology and Psychology from SUNY Geneseo. Before working full-time with rare books, he did clinical research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Joshua’s specialties include Victorian literature and Modern American literature. His favorite book is The Picture of Dorian Gray.
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Sunday grew up south of Buffalo, NY. She attended SUNY Geneseo and New York University, receiving a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. She is a writer and a Forbes Small Business Contributor. Sunday specializes in the Bloomsbury group and the 1920's Lost Generation literary expatriates. Her favorite book is Mrs. Dalloway.
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Buying and selling 19-20th Century American & British Literature, Modern First Editions, Poetry, Children's Literature, Signed & Inscribed Books. Book Appraisals, Book Binding & Repair.

We also have a particular interest in the 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 Association Copies.


If you'd like to have your book(s) appraised, we're glad to evaluate to single items or entire libraries. Please contact us for additional details.
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Selling Your Books

We buy individual books, collections, and libraries. If you have books to sell, and to better assist you, please include the following information as it applies:

Author, Title, Publisher, Year and Location of Publication, Format (Hardcover or Softcover), Condition, Dust jacket (if applicable), Signature(s). Photos are welcome and appreciated. Email your photos to info@bbrarebooks.com.

We're also glad to accept books on consignment at a mutually agreed price.
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We offer overnight shipping, 2-day and ground services in the United States, and expedited international shipping (fastest available from the US to your destination.) Orders are processed and shipped within 24 hours; same day processing and shipping are available for rush orders (please note on your order or call us.) All items are shipped fully insured at no additional charge.
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We offer complimentary gift wrapping for anniversaries, birthdays, graduations, or any special holiday or occasion. Orders can be shipped fully gift wrapped and with a card, and we offer gift bags and tote bags in our gallery. Please contact us if you have any specific requests. We look forward to making your gift extra special.
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Restoration & Binding Services

We offer full conservation, repair, and fine binding services in collaboration with our team of New York professional paper conservators and bookbinders.
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Private Libraries

Whether you're collecting within a specific genre, theme, time period, author or just decorating your home with fine leather-bound books, we offer specialized library services to build your library.
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Terms Of Sale

All items are guaranteed as described. Digital images of any item is available upon request.

We accept money orders, cashier's checks, personal checks (may require up to one week to clear), cash, Credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover), and bank wire transfers.

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 ship with FedEx, UPS and USPS. Please let us know if you prefer another shipping carrier.

New York State residents are required to add 8.875% sales tax or exempt with a valid resale number.