A Division of the Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co. (LLC)
Philadelphia, PA 19137

P:David Szewczyk

Phone: (215) 744-6734
Fax: (215) 744-6137


Our SessaBks division - named after our old original shopcat Sessa - offers the good used, the "medium rare," the material "later or lesser" than PRB&M's usual rare, antiquarian offerings. On our shop's enclosed porches and "in the back" you'll find Sessa's Americana, History and Literature, Religion and Bibles, Greek and Latin Classics, Biography and Criticism, Travel and "Places," Art and Architecture, and lots of Varia; prices tend to be low and there is intermittently much that will never be online.

Store Hours

With PRB&M, Open House most Saturdays (please confirm in advance!); other times by appointment.

Conditions of Sale

All items are subject to prior sale. Everything is guaranteed to be as described, everything is sold as on approval; all prices are net with postage, handling, and insurance extra. Unless we are otherwise instructed, delivery in the U.S. is typically by USPS priority mail on orders $300 and under and by UPS ground service on orders over that, with overnight or second-day delivery readily arrangeable at an additional charge; shipment abroad is by USPS air mail service. Anything sent may be returned for any reason within 5 days of receipt, although prior notice is required and the returned item must be packed according to our instructions; credit will be applied when the item has arrived back at PRB&M in the same condition as when shipped and will include postage both ways if the item was misdescribed. Private customers not known to us are expected on first order to pay before shipment; Pennsylvanians (only) will be charged the applicable 8% sales taxes on books and shipping; and institutions may be invoiced as their systems require. VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, PayPal, check & wire payments are all welcome. Thank you for your attention, & your orders!

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