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 the website and at book fairs, but we do welcome direct sales to customers at our premises by appointment only. 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 /

We are going to venture into the Virtual Book Fair arena. We are scheduled for the Brooklyn Virtual fair September 11-14, Rare Books L.A. October 15-18, and the Boston ABAA Virtual fair November 12-14.

Covid 19 Effect on shipping:

Shipping is now 2-3 times a week. Reports from customers and colleagues are that media mail is taking longer than normal.  If an order is needed in a more timely manner, priority mail is recommended. Thank you for your support and patience, and please stay safe!