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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 book buyers.

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 us.


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