Portrait of Scott Brown in Downtown Brown Books. Photo by Victor Bloomfield.Terms of Sale

Online Purchases

This website is updated regularly, but all items are subject to prior sale. Orders will be confirmed promptly and tracking numbers are supplied with all packages.

Payment by credit card and PayPal are accepted online. Members of the ABAA, IOBA, and ILAB may request billing.

Institutions will be billed according to their requirements.


Online prices take domestic shipping into account. Heavy books and sets for international shipment will likely cost more than this website quotes during checkout.

Media mail shipping is the least expensive but it also takes the longest for delivery. One to two weeks is not unusual. Customs duties and use taxes are the responsibility of the recipient.


All books, whether purchased online, in person, or by mail, are guaranteed to be as described and all signatures are guaranteed authentic unless otherwise indicated (for example, we have sold from time to time the work of well-known forgers described as forgeries).

As a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), we abide by its code of ethics. Downtown Brown Books is also a member in good standing of the International Online Booksellers Association (IOBA) and we comply with its code of ethics, too.


Returns are accepted for any reason within 30 days, as long as the item is returned in the same condition it was received. If we made an error, we will pay the cost of return shipping. Other returns are at the expense of the purchaser.

Please contact us if there is an issue prior to putting the returned item in the mail.