About Us

For nearly 70 years , the George S. MacManus Company, has bought and sold rare and important books. Based in the Philadelphia area, our clients span the globe. Our inventory of over 45,000 catalogued titles focuses on primarily 18th and 19th century Americana with specialties such as Voyages and Travels, Local Histories, Indians and the West and the Civil War. Also included in our collection are English and American literary first editions, Limited Edition Club selections and Books about Books.

Clarence Wolf, owner and proprietor of the bookshop for almost 35 years, has been a leading book dealer in the rare book community. He has been instrumental in helping collectors, both individual and institutional, build and maintain their libraries.

Catalogues are issued on various subjects several times throughout the year and we frequently customize special lists for our clients. Upon request we are also able to generate smaller, more specified lists. We are always interested in purchasing good individual books or entire libraries, so please feel free to contact us if you are considering selling your books.

We are an open book shop. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00AM to 5:00PM and being located just outside Philadelphia, we are easily accessible by train and car.