Scholarly Books Bought and Sold Since 1961
Established in 1961 by John T. Zubal, Zubal Books offers an outstanding selection of used and antiquarian titles. This Web site provides access to one of the largest collections of out-of-print titles available on the Internet.
The Zubal Books warehouse maintains close to 5,000,000 volumes of scholarly and rare books in the fields of Literary Criticism & Biography, History, Philosophy, Science, Anthropology & Archaeology, Religion, Historiography, Linguistics, Occult and Fiction.
At Zubal Books - 18 years after closing, Twinkie 'sauce' sticks in pipes
One of the Zubal Books warehouses is still pumping out Twinkie "sauce," even 19 years after the factory assembly line closed.
Travel Journal - California (book) dreamin'
Part 1, August 2012
In early January I received a phone call from a woman in Southern California who had a few thousand books for sale.
Members Club - Save at least 5% everyday.
Our new Members Club gives you at least a 5% discount on items ordered everyday. In addition, we send out special savings notification emails (6 - 12 times per year and no SPAM) that include promotion codes that can save you up to 50% off the items on your order.
What We're Buying
Zubal Books is always looking to enhance our massive inventory of scholarly, rare, and hard to find books and published matter. We pay cash and remove all items at our expense.
Video Interview - Part 4 Posted
Watch Part 4 of Tim Page's interview with John Zubal, President and founder of Zubal Books.
Buy or Rent Decorative Books
We will help customize your design needs with decorator collections including antique and contemporary leather bound books as well as any subject from art to zoology!
Zubal Books Article at Fresh Water
The Bookseller: Four Million Books Right Under Our Noses
"If the printed book business is dead, don't tell Mike Zubal. Swaddled by books since birth, Zubal has spent all of his 47 years surrounded by the printed page...."
Attention Libraries - Order Books and pay with PO Number
Order directly with us and we'll ship with an invoice!
Libraries can create a "Direct Checkout" account that accepts a PO Number as payment by-passing the Credit Card or PayPal checkout options. It's easy to get started, just add the items you wish to purchase to your shopping cart, choose checkout and follow the link for University Libraries under the Create An Account heading.
Video - Zubal Books on Robin Swoboda Show
Get an inside look at Zubal Books.
Submit Your Want List
Zubal Books has over 750,000 scholarly, rare and technical books and journals that are not yet online! If there is something special that you or your library collects, please let us know and we'll quote the items when they are available.
Anthony Bourdain Visits Zubal Books
Anthony Bourdain visited us on what was probably the coldest day in January 2007. Our good friend Harvey Pekar, creator of real-life comic American Splendor, felt it important that the Travel Channel personality spend a few hours with us. That meant an hour-long tour through what is mostly unheated warehouse, where large portions of our stock are shelved. Besides Harvey, Bourdain was accompanied by his producer, three cameramen, and writer Michael Ruhlman. Ultimately the three-hour taping was distilled into a five-minute segment of the Cleveland episode of No Reservations.