An introduction to Recollection Fine Used Books


Recollection Used Books is in its 12th year. We began in 1995 as a retail store in Seattle's University District, then shifted to primarily online sales in 2000, with most of our books displayed at the Horizon Books locations in the Greenwood & Roosevelt areas for the past 7 years.

I have also taken responsiblity for Horizon Books Internet sales, & together we offer over 18,000+ books online.

We maintain a broad selection of literature in most subject areas, with emphasis on modern, collectible & signed literature, social & radical studies, history, The Beats, Music (Jazz, blues, rock & folk), The Sixties, the Viet Nam War, The Cold War, Baseball, Fishing, Mountaineering, cookbooks, chess, mystery & detective novels, & various other fiction & non-fiction subjects.

The primary purpose, of course, is to serve as a provider of books, putting people & books together.
Our books are also offered for sale online through used book services such as: Advanced Book Exchange (ABE), Alibris, Barnes & Noble, Half.com, Amazon & (forthcoming) on Bibliophile.com.

  • ---David Brown.

    "Who used to be on first?"

      That ol' dog, SlaveMeisterDave

      In the year 2000, after five years, I closed the retail store located at 45th & University Way & devoted my energies to the Internet business with books on display at Horizon Books in Seattle's Greenwood district & then at their Roosevelt store beginning in 2003.

      Our original retail staff, a small gaggle of nine . . . stood on first, trying to figure out how they got there or where exactly home plate was.
       

       

      Staff alumnus include:

      James Koehnline

    • Jim Koehnline. Resident staff artist/master collage man. A very tiny sampling of his work is available through our Online texts page & our pages of bookmarks. Jim has produced over 400 bookmarks for the store. These are intensive graphics & are slow loading for those of us with slower modems! His own Jubilee Garden of graphics (for sale, & some animated) is defintely worth your visit.


    • Mike Payson. Resident technical consultant, & our in-house TechMeister.
    • Rick HemoMeister. Veteran web surfer, always on the lookout for the next big one. The glue dat keeps Recollection Used Books going.
    • Sue & Brandon Letsinger. Cataloguers extraordinaire, meaning we now have over 18,000 books, sorted into 90 catalogs, for sale on the Internet.
    • Four Hungry Beasts: Resident woofers. Pappy (Papillon, female, now deceased), Jellico (female), Xena (female) & Bucky (male, deceased) (Pics: [1|2|3|4]). At least one of these vicious beasts was in the store at any given time, but often all were on hand to keep the customers at bay.

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        Recollection Books is presently active in soliciting funds & book donations for the Books-to-Prisoners Project (sends books into the prisons for free). We also produce the Seattle Used Bookstore Guide (70+ stores) online, maintained by David & printed copies (in conjunction with Louis Collins Rare Books), are distributed free throughout Seattle area bookstores.
      Questions or comments to David Brown RecollectionBooks.com


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