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1423-10th Ave (Shared space with Horizon Books)
Seattle, Wa 98122
phone: (206) 523-4217
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We recommend emailing or calling to determine availability.
Email is best, & if you leave a message when calling, please also send
an email. Email is most cost effective for all concerned, can be handled 24 hours a day
& avoids time zone problems.
Hours variable, usually open 12-5 daily,
Pacific Standard/Daylight Time, otherwise by chance.

Ordering Information

Payment with order. We accept VISA/Mastercard, by email, phone or mail. Libraries billed. Bookrate, add $4.00 flat postage/handling for each order (any quantity, 1 book or 100). Most orders are single books, & for speed & safer handling we recommend Priority mail, $6.50. Canada, $12.00 Air Mail, Europe, England & elsewhere $13.50 Priority Air Mail. Otherwise International orders are charged as close to exact postage as possible. Washington state residents add 8.9 sales tax.

All books are in Very Good or better condition, exceptions noted. Dust Jackets are indicated when present.
All books are returnable within ten days if not as described.

  • We recommend confirming availability of items before sending payment. Phone & e-mail orders will be reserved for ten days.
  • Insurance for shipping is your option. We cannot be responsible for uninsured shipments. For insurance, add $2.00.
  • Recollection Books does free book searches for individual & institutional wants. There is no obligation for this service. We also buy books, individually or in collections. Please advise your library of our homepage or pass your recommendations to your library or other institutions.

    A Key to Descriptive Terminology

  • Most books are standard trade size (6 x 9 inches)in size, bound in original cloth, boards or paperback unless otherwise stated.
    Minor blemishes, inked names or bookplates are usually noted. Former institutional or library copies are described as ex-library.
  • Books are described first, then dust jacket (if present; lack of reference to a jacket means there is none).
    ed. = editor or edition;
    ex-library = former institutional or library copy;
    Some book dealers use the terms 'wraps' to refer to all forms of paperbacks (as opposed to hardback editions). However, we normally describe most paperback books as:
    Trade paperback = paper covers, quality paperbacks, chapbooks, pamphlets.
    Mass Market paperback = Small pocket editions.
    Stapled paperback = Many radical pamphlets and small press poetry/literature chapbooks.


    All books listed should indicate noticeable faults or exceptions to the general classifications which are used below:

    Good, a decent reading copy that shows many signs of wear.
    Very Good, your standard or average used book in decent shape but not crisp, with obvious reading or shelf wear. Paperbacks graded thus may have spine creasing.
    Near Fine, shows very minimal reading or shelf wear. Paperbacks graded thus generally have no spine creasing.
    Fine, is crisp, basically a book that looks practically new, unread without wear or faults.
    As New = Very Fine, an unread book, basically as issued. We seldom use this grading, as too often we see new books which show signs of shelf wear (jackets with rubbing or scratches are common) & other faults & feel such grading may be deceptive or fail to meet expectations.


    Some books we catalog include references to various bibliographies which are useful to collectors of certain kinds of literature, usually providing more in-depth information about book contents, printing history, & `points' that are useful in identifying specific printings. Some books we often cite are:
  • Charters, Ann. A Bibliography of Works by Jack Kerouac, 1939-1975. NY: Phoenix Bookshop, 1975. Revised edition.
  • Egbert, Donald & Stow Parsons, eds. Socialism & American Life. Princeton: Princeton, 1952. 2v., Citations refer to volume 2.
  • French, Warren. The Social Novel at the End of an Era. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University, 1966.
  • Miles, Dione. Something in Common: An IWW Bibliography. Detroit: Wayne State, 1986.
  • Newman, John. Vietnam War Literature: An Annotated Bibliography. Metuchen: Scarecrow, 1988. Second edition.
  • Prestridge, Virginia, comp. Worker in American Fiction. Champaign: U of Illinois, 1954.
  • Rideout, Walter B. The Radical Novel in the United States 1900-1954. Cambridge: Harvard, 1956.
  • Seidman, Joel, ed. Communism in the United States. Ithaca: Cornell University, 1969. 
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