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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

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.

2013 A Song of Ice and Fire Calendar (sealed) with beautiful illustrations by Marc Simonetti.

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".

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 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.