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Princeton Antiques Bookservice
Literary Procurement and Research Specialists
For Four Generations

Locate hard-to-find books.

The Comprehensive PAB Search Service

We find out-of-print books. The book you want may be among the 250,000 titles in our vast General Library, or included in our exclusive 40,000 title Reference Library. If it is, we will ship your book within 48 hours. If we don't have it, and if the book is available in the marketplace, we have a 75 percent chance of satisfying your request in 3 days. We will continue searching for our established customers until we find the book for you or you ask us to stop.

The search service is ABSOLUTELY FREE if we do not find your titles!

We will initiate a thorough search and deliver each title with your approval.

The PAB search system includes four comprehensive steps:
1) We review our in stock libraries of more than 250,000 titles.
2) We advertise in national and international trade publications.
3) We have direct contact with thousands of suppliers around the world.
4) We have affiliated buyers and auction agents coast-to-coast.


All Book prices are documented by national reference guides for out-of-print books, including: Bookman's Price Index, American Book Prices Current, Used Book Price Guide, Books In Print, Book Auction Records, Swann Galleries, Sotheby Parke Bernet's, American Art Galleries, and others. Our minimum Price for Any Book is $35.

Earlier editions of reprinted books, rare or better quality first editions, and recently out-of-print books may not have a pre-established value listed in our reference guides. When this occurs we will refer to current consumer publications and our records to determine your cost.

With 31 years experience in the out-of-print book world, our 5 senior staff librarians have a combined total of 116 years in finding out-of-print titles.

The search service is ABSOLUTELY FREE if we do not find your titles. Any book you purchase from us will be $35 or more, including dime store novels and pamphlets. Rare books and better first editions will be higher. The purchase price includes shipping costs insured via 4th class mail. First class, overnight, or out-of-USA shipping is available at an additional cost. Credit cards accepted.

If PAB initiates a book search for you and you choose not to purchase the book after it has heen found, all future searches will be initiated at a pre-paid cost of $25.

Personalized To Meet Your Needs

PAB does more than find out-of-print books!
The specialists at PAB offer invaluable assistance to a myriad of business and professional needs, including:

  • Librarians;
  • Research Labs;
  • Book Collectors;
  • Business Professionals.

Take advantage of some of the special services we offer:

Save time and money you lose when ordering and re-ordering books from multiple dealers and catalogues. We will fill all your orders for you - in one simple step! We will not stop until your book is found.

A PAB "Ongoing Search" will keep your collection or library complete! We will develop your specific collection and locate related booksin those fields.

PAB's trained research staff can find those professional, technical, and trade books you seek!

We are your source for books with more than 250,000 titles in stock. PAB's General library grows by more than 10,000 titles per year, and our Reference Library adds some 1,500 new selections annually. it is likely that we have the book YOU need in stock at the time YOU need it.

One Simple Step!

Just provide us with your list of wanted books via mail, email, phone or fax. Lists can be either titles, authors and/or subjects. If you wish a specific edition, include date, edition, publisher, author and/or editor. You may also use our

online form
to order your free book search.

A personal service representative will be assigned to you.

Be sure to include your name, the name of your business, street address, telephone, fax number, and email with your order.

We accept checks, money orders, and credit cards. We can also meet your corporation's or institution's purchase order needs.

Our normal business hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST weekdays, and 9:00 a.m. to Noon, Saturdays.

Robert E. Ruffolo, Jr.
Princeton Antiques Bookservice
2915-17 Atlantic Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ 08401-6395
Phone: (609) 344-1943
Fax: (609) 344-1944