Welcome to B & B Rare Books

We are a New York City rare book gallery, specializing in 19th-20th Century English & American Literature, Modern First Editions, Signed & Inscribed Books, Children’s Literature, and Poetry. We buy, sell, and appraise books and libraries, and provide bookbinding and repair services.


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Speak to one of the owners directly for all inquiries, questions and special requests.

Please email us or call 1.646.652.6766

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  • Rare book trivia

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Proust Questionnaire

The confession album was a popular parlor game in Victorian England. French writer Marcel Proust famously answered the questions in his friend Antoinette’s album-- these sets of questions have since become known as the Proust Questionnaire, and are a great tool for modern day interviewers. We’d love to get to know you better —answer these questions, and the owners will respond in kind with suggestions for your book collection.

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