Occasionally I want to purchase a used book on some WWII subject. I have found the following sources and will be adding more listings as I come across them:
General used book search services:
Used book dealers in the U.S. specializing in, or having large holdings in, WWII books (I am sure that there are far more that I have not listed):
- Articles of War, Ltd. (Silver City, New Mexico): http://www.abebooks.com/articles-of-war-ltd-silver-city/14632/sf
- Babarossa Books, Bainbridge Is., WA: http://www.barbarossabooks.com/
- Biblio.com’s list of bookstores specializing in WWII books: http://www.biblio.com/bookstores/world-war-ii/110
- Booktown Books, Grass Valley, CA: http://booktownbooks.com/ Booktown Books is a cooperative of 14 independent booksellers located in downtown Grass Valley. Among them are four dealing with books on WWII, (1) T. Cadman (see below), (2) Frisco Books of Mike Witter, (3) Robert Elliott Bookseller, and (4) An Inner Sanctum of Nicole Dillard. Contact emails for them are available at the Booktown Books website. Grass Valley is located northeast of Sacramento roughly halfway between Sacramento and Reno, NV.
- DBookmahn’s Used and Rare Military History Books, Burke,VA: http://www.usedmilitarybooks.com/
- Eborn Books, Salt Lake City, UT: http://www.ebornbooks.com/home.html
- Haslam’s Book Store, St. Petersburg, FL: http://www.haslams.com/
- Pella Books, Pella, Iowa: http://pellabooks.com/
- T. Cadman WW2 Books (Sacramento, California): http://www.cadmanbooks.com/
I welcome suggestions for additions to this list which I began in July 2015.
A way to learn about library holdings of books is by consulting OCLC World Cat at http://www.worldcat.org/. I used this service when searching for an out-of-print Dutch book. The World Cat produced a list of 77 libraries where the book is to be found, three of them in the U.S. and the rest in The Netherlands.
Another source that may prove useful is the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) at http://dp.la/.
Another source that came to my attention is Delpher at http://www.delpher.nl/. Their website advertises “More than one million Dutch books, newspapers, and magazines.”