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 /

Upcoming Book Fairs:

     The Boston ABAA fair is now a Virtual Book Fair and will held November 18-20.
     As of October the Califoria Antiquarian Book Fair is scheduled to be an in person fair, to be held February 11-13, 2022 in Oakland, California.
    The New York Antiquarian Book Fair for 2022 has announced dates of April 21-24 at the usual venue of the Park Avenue Armory.

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.