Bookshops and other sources for buying books and music

This list, which began life in the 1990s, is not regularly checked for broken links, but the maintainer, J. P. E. Harper-Scott, would be very grateful to be alerted to the need for any changes or additions (email).

  1. AAUP (Association of American University Presses), On-line Catalogue (“contains fully searchable bibliographic data and descriptive text from more than fifty scholarly publishers; currently, 65,000-plus titles are represented, and this number is expected to climb rapidly to more than 100,000 titles from nearly 100 presses”); alternative address also available
  2. AddAll
  3. Advanced Book Exchange (searches for secondhand books)
  4. Alexander Publishing, Los Angeles, CA (site includes a Fast Music Links section)
  5. Amazon
  6. Antiquarian Book Association of America
  7. “Anybook.com”, from BookServe International (searches for books published in the USA, in or out of print)
  8. Ashgate Music Studies
  9. Austin Sherlaw-Johnson (mostly academic, regular catalogues for mailing-list subscribers)
  10. Bibliocity
  11. Bibliofind
  12. Biblion (“probably the largest UK based used book search site, including books on music”)
  13. Bookfinder (searches for out-of-print books)
  14. Biblionet (catalogue of Libreria musicale italiana: online orders may be placed)
  15. Bookpages (British books in print; orders may be placed online)
  16. Bookstores in the United Kingdom, by city
  17. Bookstores throughout the world, by city
  18. Boydell and Brewer
  19. Browns Music, Vitak-Elsnic Publications, New Ulm, MN, USA
  20. The Church Instrumentalist (instrumental sheet music and recordings, with over 2200 titles; seasonal discounts; orders shipped same day when received by 12:00 p.m. EST)
  21. CIRT (International Centre for the Retrieval of New, Ancient and Rare Books: up-to-date list of new Italian books and microfilms on a variety of humanities subjects, including music)
  22. Colin Coleman Music (‘specialists in unique, rare, important and unusual music items (except instruments) ranging through the sixteenth to twenty-first centuries and covering both famous and obscure composers’)
  23. DISCANTUS.com (“Spanish musicological publications, as well as unusual Spanish recorded music”)
  24. Ernst-Kuhn-Verlag, Berlin
  25. European American Music (publisher) (includes information about EAM’s composers, listings of recent publications, and a calendar of recent and future performances of EAMDC publications; and facilities to apply for copyright permission online)
  26. Instrumental Music Books (Van Cott Information Services, Las Vegas: book sales by mail order, primarily clarinet-related)
  27. Index of booksellers (The Internet Book Fair)
  28. Interloc
  29. James Thin Bookshops, Edinburgh (including searchable catalogue)
  30. J. and J. Lubrano Music Antiquarians, Lloyd Harbor, New York
  31. Joseph Mason (online catalogue)
  32. Literary Guillotine (via e-mail), a source for out-of-print scholarly books
  33. Livre-Rare-Book (located in Lyon, ship worldwide, with a large, browsable collection, mostly of books in French)
  34. Martin Silver, Musical Literature, Goleta, CA
  35. Music & Audio Connection (Norris-Whitney Communications, a company involved in magazine and book publishing and distribution, live event management, graphic design and on-line services)
  36. Music Books Plus
  37. Music Bookstore (sales of books by Florida State University musicology faculty, maintained by Michael O’Connor)
  38. Music Book World (“new, used, and out-of-print music books in many genres such as jazz, blues, classical, opera and world music, and sheet music with worldwide delivery”)
  39. Musicroom (sheet music and books on music)
  40. Netherlands Antiquarian Book Association (NAN), with links to important book concerns on the internet
  41. Pendragon Press, including a search engine accessing the complete catalogue
  42. Powell’s Books (bookshop in Portland, OR, with very large stock of new, antiquarian and second-hand books)
  43. Publishers’ catalogues home page
  44. Rieks Sodenkamp Music Publishers, Maastricht, Netherlands
  45. Rodger Friedman Antiquarian Books, Tuxedo, NY
  46. Rosemary Dooley: Books on Music (specialist supplier of secondhand books about music (not sheet music) by mail order)
  47. Schirmer Books
  48. Sunhawk Corporation (music publisher and online music store, delivering playable, printable sheet music via the Internet using SOLERO TM technology)
  49. Walrus and Otter Publishing (big band arrangements and CDs)
  50. Waterstones Bookstore
  51. White Cliffs Media, catalogue of books and recordings, primarily on African music (Gilsum, NH)
  52. The World Wide Web Virtual Library: Publishers (maintained by Jonathan Bowen at the Oxford University Computing Laboratory)