Our shop is open weekdays by chance or appointment, with appointments being strongly recommended.

Our good reputation and the quality of our offerings is well known. Buddenbrooks was founded in 1975 and has grown from the beginning, when it offered new and used books. Through passion and direction Buddenbrooks evolved into a leading source on the planet for the finest antiquarian and rare books in the world. We travel extensively across the globe to both buy and sell the finest items in our fields. We attend and exhibit at the most important international antiquarian book fairs. Our international clientele look to us for guidance in developing their collections.

We maintain premises in the heart of historic Newburyport which are reminiscent of a European style librarie. We encourage you to visit our shop where books are beautifully presented in fine library cabinets in a sophisticated environment, appointments are strongly recommended.  We will continue to maintain our long presence in Boston and will be very happy to meet with you there when you are in the city by appointment only.  We publish weekly electronic catalogues in specific and general categories. We are always interested in purchasing fine books, either single volumes or libraries.

Award Winning

We are a member of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers, the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America and other regional antiquarian bookseller associations. Buddenbrooks is one of America's award winning booksellers.

Additional Services

  • Desiderata Invited
  • Out-of-Print Searches
  • Appraisals
  • Collection Development
  • Binding Services