About Mosher Books


“Finding Good Homes for Better Books”


Thomas Bird Mosher
Mosher Books is the namesake of Thomas Bird Mosher. (Click image to visit the Mosher Press website.)

MOSHER BOOKS was started as a retail book firm in February 1991, relocated to Lancaster in November 1992 and four years later returned to Millersville, PA. We recently relocated to Ephrata, PA. The firm’s namesake is the American publisher, Thomas Bird Mosher, who published fine literature in pleasing book formats from 1891-1923. The proprietor, Philip R. Bishop, is co-author of the exhibition catalogue Thomas Bird Mosher and the Art of the Book (Philadelphia, 1992). His newest book, Thomas Bird Mosher: Pirate Prince of Publishers – A Bibliography and Source Guide, is co-published by The British Library and Oak Knoll Press (hard cover, 536 pages, 230+ illustrations, 8 pages of color).

Alfred de Sauty binding
Alfred de Sauty binding

Specialist Fields for Buying and Selling

Mosher Books tends to buy and sell books and small collections including literature, the book arts (the book qua book), fore-edge paintings, bindings and other interesting material in a variety of fields.


Our mailing address is PO Box 542, Ephrata, PA 17522-0542, and our phone number is (717) 733-1476. Please phone for an appointment and directions to our location in the pleasant borough of Ephrata, in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

Type of Business

We welcome visitors by appointment and do some mail order. Mosher exhibits at numerous select book and antique shows throughout the year. We are members of Independent Online Booksellers Association.

Size, Type & Price-Range of Stock Normally Held

We maintain a selective stock of 300-500 fine and rare antiquarian books. Quality and service, not quantity, is emphasized. Bibliographic research and book descriptions provided. Books range in price from $50 to $10,000.

Don Quixote

Catalogues and Services

Rarely issue catalogues. Send some lists by subject area to pertinent customers. We issue prospectuses on individual items or collections in which we feel our clients will have an interest.