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Welcome to the home page of Acorn Books in MI.  I am restarting the business in 2017 after a four year hiatus. I still buy books selectively and will come out to your house if you live in the Detroit area.  At this point, I mainly look for collections (many books on a narrow subject), collectible books and antiquarian books. I'm also interested in collections of paper (ephemera, pamphlets, old catalogs, programs, menus, select magazines, older newspapers, etc.).



For updates on Acorn Books, coupons and a lot of general book-related news and information, "like" my Acorn Books Facebook page:



Right now, I'm selling at book shows, book festivals and some Sundays at the Royal Oak Antiques & Collectibles Flea Market. My only online venue is currently eBay. Check out my eBay Store here:








I am currently selling at the Royal Oak Antique & Collectible Flea Market to reduce the inventory I have in storage units (mostly books under $12 at bargain prices) and also to highlight recent acquisitions (collectible books at reasonable prices).  Come out and visit me. 

I am scheduled to display there on the following Sundays:

Upcoming Dates

--June 25, 2017


Sunday FEBRUARY 26th

Royal Oak Flea Market


I'll be along the east side of the center aisle this time (near the middle of the market).  Five tables of hardcovers and paperbacks, from antiquarian books to much more recent books, fiction and nonfiction, something for everyone!  A LOT of NEW acquisitions this time!!!  I will also have some French ads from 1954 and prints from the 1880's with me.  


 "Like" my Facebook page: for a $3.00 OFF coupon good for anything at my booth!!!


Plus, there will be other dealers there selling books --and books are only one choice among all the dealers selling various antiques and collectibles.  You never know what will turn up!  It's a very pleasant way to spend a Sunday.  Here's a video about the market! 



Webpage Updates

12-5-10 - Added Collectible Book Seminar info and page.  Removed Featured Acquisitions and New Arrivals page because that will be on homepage from now on.

5-10-2010 -  Added appraisal info to homepage (was only on About Us page until now)

6-15-2009 - Note:  Further update info will NOT include updates of R.O. Market info or highlights (which is done too frequently to document).

5-22-2009 - Updated R.O. Market information.

5-14-2009 - Added a new Contact Me form, added Recent Acquisitions to the lower right column and updated the R.O. Market Highlights.

5-5-2009 - Revised home page - updated R.O. Market info.

4-26-2009 - Revised home page - updated R.O. Market Highlights (for Hunting & Role gaming)

4-22-2009 - Revised home page - updated R.O. Market Highlights (for African-Americana)

4-20-2009 - Revised home page - updated Royal Oak Market info and added the R.O. Market Highlights section.

4-8-2009 - Revised home page --removed stale "new arrivals" and sold "featured item" and added info on Royal Oak Market 

8-20-2008 - Revised introduction.  Added featured item.  Revised Recent Acquisitions

11-26-2007 - Revised introduction

10-16-2006 - Added new catalogs, started uploading new books, revised the Introduction and New Arrivals section of the home page.

10-11-2006 - Updated transition information on homepage and updated About Us page.

08-07-2006 - Corrected home page re: this website & About us info --and eliminated sections that no longer apply now that the shop is closed.

08-05-2006 - Updated home page re: this website & About us info.

08-02-2006 - Updated sales & closing info.

07-18-2006 - Update sales

06-13-2006 - Closed on Mondays & update sale

04-01-2006 - Announcement of the closing of the shop and the accompanying sale and of my plans to become an "on-line only" dealer and some new arrivals.































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Antiques & Collectibles
Architecture & Design
Art & Illustration
Books on Books
Children's Books
Foreign Languages
Health & Medicine
Historical Fiction
Military History
Mystery & Suspense
New Age / Occult
Performing Arts
Political Science
Psychology / Self-Help
Pulp Fiction
Regional History
Science & Technology
Science Fiction & Fantasy
World History

See All Our Catalogs
Recent Acquisitions
Affiches et Images d'Amoureux [Posters and Images of Lovers] [French text]
Chevrel, Claudine; Cornet, Beatrice
35.62 USD

Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War
Marlantes, Karl
66.45 USD

The Scent of Oranges
Kenney, Jean
7.12 USD

One More Year: Stories
Krasikov, Sana
7.55 USD

I'm Down
Wolff, Mishna
11.88 USD

Dirty Water: A [Boston] Red Sox Mystery
Smith, Mary-Ann Tirone and Jere Smith
11.88 USD

Hands of My Father: A Hearing Boy, His Deaf Parents, and the Language of Love
Uhlberg, Myron
19.00 USD

The Case of the Missing Servant ["Meet Vish Puri, India's Most PRIVATE Investigator"]
Hall, Tarquin
11.40 USD

The Housekeeper and the Professor
Ogawa, Yoko
19.00 USD

The Diplomat's Wife [by the Author of The Kommandant's Girl]
Jenoff, Pam
9.45 USD


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