Welcome to the website of The Brick Row Book Shop. Founded in 1915, the Brick Row is one of the oldest antiquarian book businesses in the United States. We specialize in first editions, rare books and manuscripts from the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries, with a strong emphasis on English and American Literature. We maintain a shop open by appointment or chance near Union Square in downtown San Francisco; we issue catalogues; and we participate in antiquarian book fairs in New York, Boston and Northern and Southern California. Enjoy your visit to our website or if in San Francisco, come visit us in person. Calling ahead for an appointment is always advisable.