Open stacks and a book carrel.....
"A boon to scholars and to those surreptitiously in search of esoteric knowledge.
The reader in the shadowy, out-of-the-way carrel stifled a whoop of delight."
Carolyn G. Hart, mystery writer.
Welcome to the home page for Marc
Sena Carrel, a paper collectibles internet business established in 2003
in the San Francisco Bay Area. We carry a choice selection of books,
prints and ephemera for the discriminating customer. We deal principally
in scholarly and antiquarian books, with an emphasis on art books. We
also sell original prints, including but not limited to antique Japanese
ukiyo-e prints. Additionally we go in for occasional ephemera. Our
selection is more eclectic and off the beaten path than mainstream and
predictable. Our goal is to establish and maintain a stock in trade of a
few thousand fine books and a few hundred noteworthy prints catering to
the tastes of our customers.
We do not aspire to be a big fish in a
little pond much less a big fish in a big pond. Rather, we value our
reputation for attention to detail and to merit. And while we
consequently enjoy an ongoing relationship with a select group of
customers, one-time buyers are always welcome and no purchase by anyone
is so small as not to justify our fullest attention. Note that we are
always interested in purchasing art books, from fine single copies to
entire libraries. We also accept select items on a consignment basis.
Additionally we are available for professional appraisals, and we keep a
bright line between our activities as appraisers and our business as
Please search or browse our inventory
of hard-to-find, out-of-print, used, and rare books. If you can't find
what you like please fill out our off-line search form and we will
search our off-line inventory, other bookstores and book search services
for you. All books are sent handsomely gift-wrapped. We offer free
Media Mail shipping and tracking for all items purchased directly from