James M. Dourgarian, Bookman
1595-B Third Avenue
Walnut Creek, CA 94597

(925) 935-5033

Established 1980 -
Member ABAA

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Collecting John Steinbeck
Extensive Article from Firsts January 2007

Collecting Steinbeck
From the Steinbeck Collector July 2004

Bonham and Butterfield's Auction of the Elizabeth Ainsworth Collection

Pastures of Heaven, a Film

Armed Services Editions

Memories of Wallace Stegner

Jack London. Dutch Courage and Other Stories

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The Center for Steinbeck Studies
San José State University

The World of Jack London

Skyline Books

Southwest Books

 

William Faulkner. Rose for Emily and Other Stories

James M. Dourgarian, Bookman was established in 1980. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA).

John Steinbeck and Steinbeckiana

Stephen King - Jack London - Wallace Stegner

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Like all ABAA members, we answer to a higher authority and follow a higher standard of ethics that guarantees a successful transaction for all our customers.

We buy and sell old books, vintage books, collectible books, rare books, first edition books, and related ephemera. We maintain several specialties. Among them are American fiction first editions from c.1900 to the present. Within that general field, we have heavy emphasis in John Steinbeck and Steinbeckiana. Thus, we buy and sell Steinbeck primary first editions in dust jackets, signed/limited editions, his appearances in anthologies, his periodical appearances, books and periodicals about Steinbeck, film and theatre memorabilia, bibliographies, and miscellaneous items.

We also specialize in these same categories for these authors -- Jack London, Wallace Stegner, and Stephen King. Other specialties include Western Americana, books on California and the West, Photography books, books on Japan, China, and the Orient, and Armed Services Editions. The latter are vintage paperbacks issued to American GIs from 1943 to 1947. They are comprised of mysteries, Westerns, science fiction and fantasy, mainstream fiction, historical novels, science, poetry, adventure stories, and more.

John Steinbeck. The Grapes of Wrath

Within our field of modern first editions, we also sell related film memorabilia. Thus, we sell film posters, lobby card sets, pressbooks, stills, scripts, etc. for films made from the works of authors we carry such as John Steinbeck, Jack London, Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, Raymond Chandler, Zane Grey, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Stephen King, Edward Abbey, Anne Rice, and many others.

Browse Books Listed by Author's Name
NoAuthor A Ba-Bn Bo-Bz C D E F Film G Ha Hb-Hz King IJK
London L M NO P Photo QR Steinbeck Steinbeckiana Stegner S T UV WXYZ

Browse Armed Services Editions Books Listed by Issue Numbers
ABCD EFG HIJ K L M N O P Q R S T
655-699 700-799 800-899 900-999 1000-1322

CONDITIONS OF SALE

  • Media rate postage is $4 for the first item and $1 each thereafter.
  • Books shipped to a location within California are subject to 9.25% sales tax.
  • Please inquire for priority rate shipping.
  • Please inquire for international shipping.
  • We accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.
  • Call 1 (925) 935-5033 to talk to James and place an order with Visa, Mastercard or Discover.
  • You may also arrange to pay by check.