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 /

News: A bit late but September started off with a bang with a major trip to visit England to attend a wonderful conference in Oxford and to attend the York and London book fairs. This week we are off to Boston to exhibit at the Boston Book Fair November 11-13. New books to be posted shortly after our return.

Some sad recent news to report is the death of Robert A. "Bob" Madle at 102. An original member of early science fiction fandom and a long time friend. Rest in peace.

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.