Top Ten Reference Works Lists

A collection of specialty dealers' lists of favorite reference books. They are very useful for identifying the best reference works within specific areas and genres. If you are a specialty dealer or collector and would like to contribute your own favorites, send us an email.

Authors & Artists specializes in literature, modern firsts, signed and/or limited editions, authors' first books, horror/sci-fi/mystery, earth sciences including plants/animals/ecology /environmental/archaeology/anthropology, Native American, mythology, antiquarian books, and a selection of (mostly sci-fi and mystery) paperback originals.

Foundling Books specializes in Disney books, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts books - particularly non-fiction, children's and juvenile fiction.

William & Nina Matheson specializes in 20th century first editions, literary private press books, and books about books, with particular emphasis on first books, novels by poets, uncorrected proofs, advance reading copies, review copies, inscribed copies, English editions of American authors, American editions of English authors, Southern authors, Canadian authors, Gay and Lesbian authors, African-American and Asian-American writers.

Narnia Books specializes in supernatural and fantasy fiction, children's literature, detective and mystery fiction, C.S. Lewis and the 'Inklings' group, and the books of Captain W.E. Johns.

Lynn DeWeese-Parkinson specializes in books about the books on Latin America & the Caribbean, bullfighting, and baseball.


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