Crawford Doyle

Booksellers

About Us

After 21 years of service on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, in early 2017 Crawford Doyle Booksellers closed the doors of its popular bookshop at 81st Street and Madison Avenue and took on a new mission.  Instead of selling new books, Crawford Doyle now focuses on rare books–unusual first editions appealing to book collectors– and  scarce out-of-print books for readers  looking for editions or titles no longer published.

The location of Crawford Doyle has also changed.  A library is now open to the public at 21 East 90th Street, nine blocks from the original store and attached by a separate entrance to the owners’ residence.  Visits can be made by appointment by calling 212 289 2345.  John Doyle owns Crawford Doyle Booksellers. He is an independent book dealer in rare books, specializing in modern British and American first editions. He is also a member of the American Antiquarian Booksellers Association.

Crawford Doyle also buys rare books on a selected basis.

Most of the books in the Crawford Doyle inventory are modern American and British fiction, concentrated in the 20th and 21st Centuries.  But as in any rare book dealer’s inventory, other titles of unusual interest in subjects like art, biography, history, and science sometimes appear.  Books are sold at Crawford Doyle through a variety of means—through our library and our website (CrawfordDoyle.com), through Advanced Book Exchange (ABE.com), book fairs,  and from catalogs issued periodically.  To be added to the list of customers receiving our catalogs, send a request to CDRarebooks@gmail.com.

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John Doyle profileAbout John Doyle owns Crawford Doyle Booksellers. He is an independent book dealer in rare books, specializing in modern British and American first editions. He is also a member of the American Antiquarian Booksellers Association.

"A wonderful establishment, with a splendid staff. This place helps redeem the Upper East Side of New York. Every reader in the area should make it a home away from home."

–Stephen Koch, Author and Former Chairman of the MFA Graduate Writing Program at Columbia

"A veritable book lover’s paradise"

– New York Social Diary

“Crawford Doyle Booksellers have created mankind’s perfect personal library of the brand new and the grand old, and they de-accession their collection daily upon request, and may The Force be with them.”

– Tom Wolfe