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Ancient World Books
Offers a very deep collection of used and out-of-print books covering all aspects of the ancient world. Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Discover.

Andromeda Books: The Classics Bookshop of Athens
Specializes on material in the following: Aegaeum Series, Ancient Bronzes, Ancient Egypt / Near Eastern Studies, Ancient Food / Wine, Ancient Glass, Ancient Greek & Roman Amphorae, Ancient Greek & Roman Theatres / Amphitheatres / Stadiums, Ancient Greek Law / Ancient Roman Law, Ancient Hunting, Ancient Medicine, Ancient Mosaics, Ancient Music, Ancient Sparta, Ancient Sports, Ancient Technology / Science, Ancient Topography / Geography / History, Ancient Warfare / Military Studies, Antike Plastik, Asia Minor Studien, Auction Catalogues: Sotheby's / Christie's etc., Books from Greece / Greek Books, Byzantium & Medieval History, Byzantium (Greek Books), Classical Archaeology, Conservation, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum / CVA, Epigraphy / Greek Linguistics / Early Greek Languages / Papyrology, Etruscans / Etruscologie, Greek & Roman History , Greek Pottery / Roman Pottery, Greek Sculpture / Roman Sculpture, Lexicon / Dictionary / Grammar, Modern Greece, Mythology / Ancient Religion, Numismatics, Classical Philology, Greek Philosophy / Roman Philosophy, European Prehistory, The American School of Classical Studies at Athens Publications, The Archaeological Society at Athens Publications, Theoretical Archaeology, Travel / Archaeological Guides. Visa, Mastercard.

Sellers of antiquarian, rare and out-of-print scholarly books on the archaeology of ancient Egypt, the Near East, Greece and Rome, and the Americas. Also covers history, religion, anthropology, language, and mythology, as well as architecture, bronzes, coins and coinage, collections, early travels, auction catalogues, exhibition catalogues, festschriften, medicine, mummies, museum catalogs, papyri, pottery, pyramids, tombs, scarabs, sculpture, cylinder seals, gems, shabtis, vases and vase painting (J. D. Beazley, Adolf Fürtwangler, Gisela M. A. Richter). Visa, Mastercard, American Express.

David Brown Book Co.
Archaeology, prehistory, the Classical World, the Middle Ages, Egyptology, Near Eastern studies. Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Discover.

Greece's largest bookstore. Mostly in Greek. Major credit cards.

University Press Books/Berkeley
University press and other scholarly books. Visa, Mastercard.

Museum & Exhibition Catalogs

Michael Shamansky, Bookseller Inc.
Comprehensive source of exhibition catalogues and art books from or about Italy. A good source for Spanish exhibition catalogues. Visa/Mastercard.

Worldwide Books
Worldwide specializes in exhibition catalogues covering art, architecture and photography; includes catalogues published independently by museums and galleries as well as those co-published with trade and university presses. Although publications from North America and Europe figure most prominently, catalogues from other areas of the world are represented. Visa/Mastercard.

Publisher Websites

Les Belles Lettres  
Greek and Roman antiquity, mythology, philosophy, philology, the sciences, history, poetry and theater. Publishes Les Collections des universités de France, or "la collection Budé." Visa, Mastercard.

L'ERMA di Bretschneider  
Publishing house specializing in scholarly editions on archaeology, ancient history, philology, and history of art. The activities also include organization of exhibitions on the classical world, exhibition catalogues and museum guides. 2000 titles catalogued, adding about 70 new titles a year. Visa, MasterCard, Diners.

Giorgio Bretschneider Editore  
Scholarly editions on classical antiquity. Publishes academic studies, and journals such as Archaeologica, Monumenti Antichi, Rivista di Archeologia, Studi Etruschi, and Kokalos. Order by phone, fax, mail, or e-mail.

Oxford University Press  
World's largest university press, publishing many titles in classical studies, including ancient art and architecture, ancient history, ancient philosophy, classical languages, classical literature in translation, classical mythology, etc.

Loeb Classical Library

Loeb Classical Library (Harvard University Press)  
Through original text and English translation, gives access to all that is important in Greek and Latin literature. Epic and lyric poetry; tragedy and comedy; history, travel, philosophy, and oratory; the great medical writers and mathematicians; Church fathers. Visa, MasterCard, American Express.

Book Search Engines

Search multiple book vendors through a single interface for out-of-print and rare books.

Locate used, rare, and out-of-print books worldwide. Over 9,000 independent dealers included. Visa/Mastercard.

Representing over 5000 booksellers worldwide, providing access to over 45 million books.  Visa/Mastercard/American Express/Discover.

An online comparison shopping service for selected worldwide booksellers offering current and used/rare books. Check the box "Special: Classic search display" for complete and easy-to-read results.  Visa/Mastercard.

Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA)  
Established since 1949. Visa/Mastercard.

The International League of Antiquarian Booksellers represents nearly 2,000 booksellers worldwide. Visa/Mastercard.

Represents over 800 booksellers worldwide and over 7,500,000 books. Most vendors accept Visa/Mastercard.

Used, rare, out-of-print, and antiquarian books. Strong emphasis on German language titles. German & English interfaces. Most vendors accept Visa/Mastercard. 


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