We are specialists in antiquarian and rare books in the sciences, technology and medicine. Our web
site features reference materials and collectible items of special interest to scholars and collectors
interested in the role of scientific instruments in the history of science and technology.
Books about the microscope and microscopy are especially prominent, along with select works in the physical
sciences, philosophy, social science, and other fields.
Those interested in scientific instruments as such might check out the splendid selection at
We started bookselling in 1973, offering historical works in psychology and philosophy under the name
"De Anima Books." Avebury Books was adopted as our name in 1990, shortly before opening our used
bookstore in Bowling Green, Ohio. Since 1993, we have been exclusively a mail-order and internet service.
The proprietor, Ryan D. Tweney, is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Bowling Green State University and
is known for his scholarly and scientific publications on the nature of scientific thinking, including a
number of papers on Michael Faraday. While continuing to lecture, write, and publish on these topics,
Tweney has lately been expanding his activities as a bookseller.
Books may be reserved by email or by telephone. Shipping and insurance are extra, and will be quoted on request. For shipment within the USA, Priority Mail (USPS) is preferred, but other methods are available on request. All items are returnable for any reason within 14 days of receipt; refunds will be made as soon as the returned items are safely received. In the event of an error in our description, the refund will also include return shipping.
Payment may be made via credit card through PayPal, but we also accept personal checks and money orders. For non-USA orders, PayPal is required.
We are located in Beatty, Nevada, the easternmost "Gateway to Death Valley."
Hours are By Appointment.
Address: Avebury Books • PO Box 667 • Beatty • Nevada 89003-0667 • USA
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