Swan’s Fine Books is the product of a
lifetime of a love of books.
Laurelle Swan, Proprietor, grew up with both books and cats as two of her great childhood loves. As for many people, books were a gateway into so many worlds: a way to learn, to grow, to broaden one’s experiences, to form bridges to those who have gone before, as well as those walking life’s pathways at the same time.
Having completed a successful career in corporate sales, Laurelle decided to share her love of fine books with others.
Please enjoy perusing our web site and reading about the various treasures we have on offer. We encourage you to contact us with any inquiries or questions regarding books we have on offer, or books you are searching for.
In addition, we invite those with quality used books for sale to contact us, we are happy to purchase quality books, in good condition, at prices higher than market rate.
About Our Collection
We are currently offering many books about California and the early west, such as the very rare 1888 A Guide Book to San Francisco and several Civil War-related books, such as the Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant (DeLuxe edition, published in 1885 and 1886). Children’s books are another area where we have some treasures: a first edition Stuart Little, The Little Engine That Could, and a Pulitzer-Prize Edition of The Yearling, inscribed by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, to name just a few. Art books, biographies, adventure and exploration, literature from medieval through the 21st centuries – we have topics to interest almost anyone.
Our desire is to allow you to both find that treasured book you’ve longed for, as well as to experience the wonder and delight at finding a new author or book you never knew was out there: to fall in love all over again and experience the reader’s wonder and delight.