According to Allan Stypeck, Second Story Books owner, searching the collections of others is a unique way to find books that are frequently overlooked. “The collector has often become an expert in their areas of interest, so they have found works that are important to particular subjects. It makes complete sense to keep these books together. Even when they are sold individually, they remain viewable for other collectors to peruse.”
Stypeck says that even works when sold will remain part of the curated collections viewable online.
From Shakespeare to Steinbeck and constitutional law to space exploration, these unique collections of iconic works in more than two dozen subjects feature rare and collectible works from the 16th to the 21st centuries. The books are culled from the more than 30,000 books Second Story has online.
The staff-curated collections will be updated on an ongoing basis as Second Story Books sells and acquires new material. Collectors can always expect to be surprised by what they find.
Second Story Books is the iconic Dupont Circle bookstores with inventory that stretches deep into six figures. In a city of landmarks, Second Story Books is a DC landmark of its own making. 2024 marks the 50th anniversary of Second Story Books. Second Story also hosts a warehouse location in Rockville, MD, for the true bookhound.
Online, Second Story Books can be found at www.secondstorybooks.com.