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Welcome to Restaurant of the Mind Books.

Founded in 2008, Restaurant of the Mind Books specializes in used, rare and collectible first editions of modern literature, biography, art, and photography books and deals in all subjects in-between. 

We have a large inventory of signed first editions as well. 

Based out of Sag Harbor, New York we ship books both in the United States and internationally. 

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Featured Books

2nd Edition Limited Edition of 1,500 copies.  Very fine copy of this retrospective of the work of Charleston artist John Carroll Doyle.  93 color plates and 60 photographs.


A beautifully illustrated copy of Wagner's classic opera with full-color illustrations by Ul de Rico.  1980 Thames & Hudson first edition.

Very fine first edition copy of this classic history of the siege of Stalingrad by Alexander Werth.  Published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1947.

First edition of this early wildlife memoir by conservationist and activist Dame Daphne Sheldrick.

Easton Press leather-bound edition with gilt gold inlay and gold-stained pages.  Classic account of the Confederate victory at Chancellorsville in 1863.

A near fine copy of the 2nd Edition re-issued by Viking in 2003.  The second book in Stephen King's acclaimed Dark Tower series.  Color illustrations by Phil Hale.

Signed first edition by Michael Collins, one of the three astronauts on the Apollo 11 mission. 

First edition in very good condition of Pat Conroy's first major novel that put him on the literary map.  Not price-clipped.

A beautiful set of the two-volume Slipcase edition published by The National Gallery of Art in 2002.  Collected and organized by Georgia O'Keeffe.

A very fine signed copy of Donna Tartt's first novel.  First Edition/4th Printing with clear acetate dust jacket.  A scarce signed copy of this modern classic.  Author of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize winning novel "The Goldfinch".

1926 Printing of the 1919 Scribners re-issue of Theodore Roosevelt's classic memoir.  In very good condition.

Very fine copy of the 2009 Mendelsohn translation of the poems of C.P. Cavafy published by Knopf.

A very fine first edition of this Maysles retrospective signed and inscribed by Albert Maysles.


A complete 30-volume set of this comprehensive history of art and literature.  Published in 1904.  Limited edition set #155 of 1,000.  Very good condition.  Profusely illustrated.

A very good copy of this classic of children's literature.  First edition/3rd Printing with original un-clipped dust jacket.  1943 Reynal & Hitchcock first edition.

First edition copy of this comprehensive and enlightening collection of essays by renowned sculptor Auguste Rodin on art.  Published by the Philosophical Library in 1957.

A near-fine copy of this scarce Marc Chagall title.  Has seven full-color lithographs and a fold-out of the Paris Opera ceiling & final study.  Has original acetate jacket.  A wonderful collection of Chagall's drawings, sketches & paintings for the Paris Opera ceiling.

A near fine copy of this scarce collection of paintings by the early 20th-century American landscape and miniature artist Charles Fraser.