The following booksellers count Antarcticana among their specialities, some more so than others. Those noted with an asterisk (*) deal exclusively or nearly so in polar material.
Last updated: 7 September 2012.
In July I was visiting Seattle and staying with fellow-collector Marty Greene. On July 27th Marty and I took ferry out to Bainbridge Island and spent a very pleasant hour or so with Bob Finch, the dean of American polar booksellers and now retired. He and Carol have a lovely condo in the center of the main town and we enjoyed catching up. Both Marty and I—and scores of others—depended on Bob as we built our collections. Earlier on that trip I visited Cameron Treleaven, a close colleague of Bob's and the proprietor of Aquila Books in Calgary. If you're ever in the area be sure to visit the shop. It's crammed with good things.
P. O. Box 3356
Santa Monica, CA 90408-3356, USA
Contact: Michael Rosove
Not an antiquarian dealer but a publisher of exclusively Antarctic titles in fine editions.
29 Garrison Landing
Garrison, NY 10524, USA
Postal address: P.O. Box 189, Cold Spring, NY 10516
Contacts: David & Cathy Lilburne
Tel: 845 424 3867
Fax: 845 424 3617
Affiliations: ABAA; ILAB-LILA
Rare & out of print Antarctic books, maps, prints, ephemera & photographs.
Postal Address: Box 75035, Cambrian Postal Outlet, Calgary, Alberta T2M 0J9 CANADA
Shop Address: 826 - 16 Ave N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2K 6J8, CANADA
Contacts: Cameron Treleaven
Tel: 403 282 5832
Fax: 403 289 0814
Affiliations: ABAC/ALAC; ILAB-LILA; PBFA
Polar exploration, early voyages, western Canadiana, etc.
Head Office: Old Hume Highway
Berrima, NSW 2577, Australia
Contact: Leo Berkelouw
Tel: 61 (0)2 4877 1370
Fax: 61(0)2 4877 1102
Local history, Periodicals, Travel, Australiana, Pacific, Antarctic, Anthropology, Fine literature.
4 East Street
Bluntisham, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE28 3LS, UK
Contacts: Sharon or David Walton
Tel: 01487 840449
Fax: 01487 840894
Specialist in polar (including Falklands and subantarctic islands), and whaling books. Issues 3 catalogues a year. Also publishes numerous reprints, translations and new books on Antarctica.
84 Westbourne Terrace
London W2 6QE, UK
Contacts: John Bonham, Suzanne Bonham
Tel: 020 7402 7064
Fax: 020 7402 0955
Mobile: 07860 547457
Affiliations: ABA; PBFA; ILAB-LILA
Established 1976. Specializing in voayges and travels. Exhibiting at bookfairs and by appointment.
70806 Kornwestheim, Germany
Contact: Frank Werner FRGS
Tel: 0049 7154 132751
Fax: 0049 7154 132713
Affiliations: ILAB, VDA
Specializes in the history of travel, geography and allied fields. Issues 6 catalogues per year, one for each continent and one for the polar regions.
5129 South Elk Ridge Road
P. O. Box 4359, Evergreen, CO 80437, USA
Contact: Michael Chessler
Tel: 303 670 0093
Fax: 303 670 9727
Web: http://www.chesslerbooks.com or http://www.abebooks.com/home/CHESSLERBOOKS/
Affiliations: ABAA, RMABA
Primarily mountaineering but some polar regions. Catalogues issued.
8 King Street, St James's
London SW1Y 6QT, UK
Contact: Nicholas Lambourn
Tel: 020 7389 2040
Fax: 020 7389 2158
Conducts at least one Exploration and Travel auction sale a year in London.
Scotland PH16 5AT, UK
Contact: Chris Bartle
Tel/Fax: +44 (0)1796 470056.
Mountaineering and polar travel, new, secondhand and antiquarian. Issues catalogues.
77 Victoria Street
Sydney NSW 2011, Australia
Contact: Anne McCormick
Tel: (02) 9356 4411. International: +61 2 9356 4411
Fax: (02) 9357 3635. International: +61 2 9357 3635
Catalogues issued. Web catalogues. Publisher and bookseller.
Horswell Coach House
South Milton, Kingsbridge, South Devon TQ7 3JU, UK
Contact: Paul Davies
Tel: 01548 561798. Overseas +44 1 548 561798
Polar exploration. Catalogues issued.
50 Berkeley Square
London W1J 5BA, UK
Contacts: Hugh Bett, Jeffrey Kerr
Tel: 020 7493 7160
Fax: 020 7499 2007
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Affiliations: ABA; ILAB-LILA; PBFA
Maggs Bros. was established in the 1850s by Uriah Maggs, great-great-grandfather of the current chairman John Maggs. Within the company there are some eight departments which cover a wide range of subjects, and issue between them some 15 to 20 catalogues and lists a year. Of these the Travel department publishes at least two general Voyage & Travels catalogues per year, each of which includes a separate section for polar material.
Aberdeenshire AB35 5UB Scotland, UK
Contact: Peter McEwan
Tel: 013397 55429
Fax: 013397 55995
Established 1972. Catalogues issued approximately quarterly.
P.O. Box 51650
Deptford, London SE8 4XW, UK
Contact: Stuart Leggatt
Tel: +44 (0) 208 694 2168
Fax: +44 (0) 208 694 2168
"Specialists in Travel Exploration and Science." Catalogues issued. Stuart Leggatt was for some years the travel and polar specialist at Henry Sotheran.
P. O. Box 1030
Ivanhoe, 3079, Victoria, Australia
Contact: Julien Renard
Tel: +61 3 9459 5040
Fax: +61 3 9459 6787
Affiliations: ANZAAB; ILAB-LILA
Established 1945. 2-3 catalogues issued per year on Polar subjects; specialising in early voyages and the Antarctic.
P.O. Box 301
Southworth, WA 98386, USA
Contact: Chet Ross
Tel: 360 769 2437
Specializing in exploration, expeditions, voyages and discovery with a dominant focus on the Polar Regions. First person narratives and scientific research are of special interest.
2-5 Sackville Street, Piccadilly
London W1S 3DP, UK
Contact: Mark James
Tel: 0207 439 6151
Fax: 0207 434 2019
Established 1761. Issues occasional Travel & Natural History catalogues with sections devoted to polar books.
26 Totara Street
Rona Bay, Eastbourne
Wellington, New Zealand 6008
Contact: Ruediger Mack
Tel: 0064 4 5627376
Voyages and Exploration; Antarctica, Arctica, Mountaineering; Natural history, etc.
182 Orchard Commons Road
Hinesburg, VT 05461, USA
Contact: Greg Glade
Tel: 802 482 7287
Fax: 802 482 5050
Specializing in Mountain and Polar Literature since 1989.
2896 West 15th Avenue
Vancouver, BC, V6K 2Z9, Canada
816 Peace Portal Drive
Blaine, WA 98230, USA
Contact: Bernhard Lauser
Tel: 604 720 2000; 1 868 656 2006 toll free
Fax: 604 734 4701
Specializing in books on Travel & Exploration, Pacific Voyages and books by Charles Darwin and Victorian Explorer Sir Richard F. Burton.
Highview House, Lucastes Lane
West Sussex RH16 1LD, UK
Contact: Christine Saxena
Tel: (01444) 473 164
Polar exploration; arctic voyages; whaling; women explorers; mountaineering.
113 W Liberty
Ann Arbor, MI 48104, USA
Contact: Jay Platt
Tel: 734 995 1891
Issues 2 or 3 polar catalogues a year.