Welcome to our Web site! We specialize in materials for design/building professionals and in "things German".
Spring is finally here in New England... The early bulbs have
sprouted and blossomed, this year's selection of vegetable seedlings are
almost ready to go into the garden, and we're looking ahead to a busy
season of shows and events.
On the Road Again...
This past weekend, we joined nearly 80 book dealers who were exhibiting at MARIAB's Boston Book, Paper & Photo Exposition and Sale
at the Shriner's Auditorium in Wilmington, MA. We were pleased to see
many of our local customers and friends there, and we also picked up a
few gems for our inventory--some of which are featured in this
We also enjoyed our trip to Malvern, PA in April for the Chester County Historical Society's 2013 Antiques Show.
We packed the trusty blue van with a full load of books, and spent a
busy weekend meeting customers and old friends. Speaking of old friends,
we had the pleasure of visiting with architect and preservationist John
Milner at our booth. John is the co-author of Stone Houses: Traditional Homes of Pennsylvania's Bucks County and Brandywine Valley and a notable figure in the historical preservation and restoration field.
Steve with John Milner at our booth at the Chester
County Historical Society's Antiques Show.
This past week, the architecture world said farewell to Henry Hope Reed,
the noted architecture critic, author, historian, and the man who
introduced historic walking tours to the people of New York City. Reed
was well known as a staunch critic of Modernism and a proponent of
historic preservation and traditional building. Our friend Clem Labine,
"Old-House Journal" and "Traditional Building" magazine founder, will
be speaking at Reed's memorial service this week, along with Al Holmes
and Catesby Leigh. For those who can't be at the service, it will be live-streamed on the Web beginning at 2:00 pm on Thursday, May 9th. (Click the "Listen to the webcast" link to access the audio feed.) We are offering several of
Reed's books in a tribute section of this Newsletter, including one that
he inscribed to Clem Labine and Judith Leif.
In This Issue...
This issue of our Newsletter starts off with some great prints and
ephemera for new college graduates and alumnae, including a beautiful
lithographed page of images of Phillips Academy and Andover Theological
Seminary buildings and a wonderful framed color lithograph of the Yale
University campus. These items make wonderful graduation gifts! We also
have a great selection of plumbing trade catalogs and books on American
architectural history and masonry, as well as two 1940s program books
with wonderful Native American cover art and interiors, a variety of
excellent trade catalogs, and more!
Also, in anticipation of the upcoming Traditional Building conference, Windows - Old and New, Historic and Traditional
in Washington, DC on May 21-22, we're featuring a section of books on
windows, with a particular focus on window preservation in historic
Not on our mailing list? Scroll down to subscribe!
As always, please let us know if you're looking for a particular
book or titles on a specific subject--we're always happy to help our
customers find what they're looking for! You can also check our
extensive online catalog to see the latest additions to our inventory--use the Search box in the left sidebar to locate any book by title or author.
Watch your In Box for another issue of our Newsletter soon. We've got more great titles and special items in stock to share with you. Not receiving our e-mail Newsletter? Please subscribe using the link below. It's a great way to find out about the cream of the crop from our latest additions and old favorites.
Featured Titles of the Month - Painted Rooms of Rhode Island: Colonial and Federal by Ann Eckert Brown and I Could Pee On This, and Other Poems By Cats by Francesco Marciuliano
The latest book by New England art historian Ann Eckert Brown, author of two other books on American painted interior elements, uncovers the beauty of the painted interior decorations of Rhode Island's Colonial and Federal period mansions. Commissioned by wealthy merchants, these sophisticated and colorful rooms often feature advanced artistic techniques such as trompe
l'oeil fine wood and stone finishes, gold leaf ornamentation on carved woodwork, and imitation oriental lacquer finish known as "architectural
Japanning." This is a lavishly illustrated, thoroughly researched book is a valuable addition to the New England historian's bookshelf.
This small volume is a delightful collection of short poems revealing the world from a cat's
eye view, from the writer of the syndicated daily comic strip "Sally
Forth". This book was our pick for a holiday present for our
friends and family, and it got rave reviews from all, so we're pleased
to offer it to our cat-loving customers.
These hilarious poems, illustrated with adorable cat photos
(along with the occasional dog), reveal the feline mind at work and
play. With titles such as "My Life is Ruined", "Some of My Best Friends
Are Dogs", "Elegy for a Toy I Broke", and "Bigger Cat" (I'm not fat, I'm
big-boned/I'm not fat, I'm a bigger breed...I'm not the reason you
threw out your back/But the next time you lift me, do so with your
knees"), these poems are sure to amuse and delight any cat owner. As you
can see from the picture above, our bookstore kitty approves.
Keep in Touch With Us!
Don't forget to check out our bookstore Page on Facebook!
Please "Like" us there, and check in occasionally for announcements and bookstore
news. We'll be posting photos from our recent shows, featured books from
our inventory, and other interesting items.
Please also subscribe
to our free e-Newsletter so you can keep up with the latest bookstore
news, our trade show appearances, and the best of both new
arrivals and old treasures in our shop. Click the link below to sign up!
Old House Journal/Old House Interiors Reference Library Collection
Steven Schuyler Bookseller is proud to be the owner of the entire reference library of the famed period home restoration magazine Old House Journal and its sister publication, Old House Interiors. The collection, which starts off with a copy of Palladio Londoniensis: or the Art of London Building from 1734, and runs through to the latest publications from 2009.
Clem Labine, the magazine's originator, and his successor Patricia Poore generally bought visually interesting books with no thought of their potential value. But many of the titles in the collection have become quite rare. The collection offers an array of period works, from early Sweet's catalogs and nineteenth century pattern books to obscure titles on building materials and technologies, all gathered around the period house and its grounds.
If you have a particular
interest or "want", please let us know--we
may already have the item in stock (cataloged or not) or we may be able to find just the item you've been