For over 25 years, John Knott Books has specialized in fine first editions of popular literature, with an emphasis on science fiction, fantasy, supernatural and horror, mystery & detective fiction. In addition, we offer pulp magazines, ephemera (such as manuscripts and letters), as well as signed books, limited editions, award winners, and books in all areas of popular fiction.

Our stock is primarily available on our website and at book fairs.  We offer email sales lists and updates via constant contact, and issue occasional catalogs. We are always interested in purchasing books. Let us know what you have. While we highlight these areas we do not limit ourselves to them.

John W. Knott Bookseller LLC

8453 Early Bud Way
Laurel, MD 20723-1085

301-512-1300 /


The ABAA's New York International Antiquarian Book Fair is not far off. We have our booth assignment, B-11. For the next few weeks we  will be cataloging new material and making selections for exhibit. We also have a limited number of fair passes available.

Promotional information for the New York fair April 4-7

Just a reminder, we are interested in acquiring new material, whether collections are large or small we would be happy to talk to you. We are also interested in acquiring new pulps.

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