Townsend Booksellers

4612 Henry Street
Pittsburgh, PA  15213
Phone: 412-682-8030


Fine used, rare, out-of-print, scholarly and unusual books in all fields bought & sold.
Some areas of concentration include:

• Scholarly

• Literature

• Arts & Humanities

• General Stock

• Science & Technical

• History of Science

• Mathematics

• Philosophy

• Pittsburgh & PA

• Children's

• Social Science

• Classical Studies

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After more than 21 years, Townsend Booksellers has closed its retail store in Pittsburgh. We do, however, continue to sell books online as we have to satisfied customers since 1995. We also participate in an occasional book fair. Our books are carefully selected, and we endeavor to describe them accurately. We package books with care and ship within the US via media mail or priority and internationally by air. Shipping rates are available on the various search websites that display our inventory. Additional postage may be required for large books or multi-volume sets. Net to all online customers. Items may be returned within 7 days with notice. We also accept payment directly via check or Paypal. We no longer accept credit cards directly. Contact us via email or leave a phone message for further information.

"This shop, though modest in square feet, contains a wealth of good titles in equally good condition. We bought more than we anticipated here, and after leaving regretted not having purchased some additional titles. The books are well cared for and selectively chosen by the owner."

The Used Book Lover’s Guide to the Mid-Atlantic States