About Us

Since 1975, William Reese Company has served a large international clientele of collectors and private and public institutions in the acquisition of rare books and manuscripts and in collection development.

With a catalogued inventory of tens of thousands of items, we are among the leading specialists in the fields of Americana and world travel, and also maintain a large and eclectic inventory of literary first editions and antiquarian books of the 18th through 21st centuries.

We issue frequent, substantial catalogues in our fields of specialization, and we also produce regular smaller lists devoted to specific subjects and can supply personalized lists with relative ease in response to requests.  We solicit your requests for our printed catalogues, and ask that you indicate as precisely as possible the fields in which you collect.  You may contact us via e-mail at coreese@reeseco.com.

We also occasionally publish works related to Americana bibliography, and a list of some of our titles in print is now available, including standard terms to the trade for quantity orders, as is a list of recommended Americana references (some of which we are able to offer from inventory).

We are active buyers within our fields of interest, ranging from individual better items to entire collections. While we do not maintain an open premises, portions of our inventory may be seen, strictly by advance appointment, during the business week. We are located in two adjoining 19th-century brownstones in downtown New Haven, on the edge of the historic campus of Yale University.

All material offered on this web site is offered subject to prior sale and is shipped subject to approval, but notification of return must be made within ten days of receipt and returns made in a prompt and conscientious fashion. New customers are asked to prepay, or supply ABAA/ILAB references. Postage and insurance charges are billed to domestic orders, and international orders are shipped by air mail or courier, with full charges billed at our discretion. Payment may be made by check, wire transfer, or bank draft, and we also accept Visa, MasterCard, and PayPal.